Saturday, January 8, 2011

Tap Dancer - SOLD

14x11 pastel on pastel board
This is my niece, Molly, from Fairbanks, Alaska. The photo I used as reference was priceless. Unfortunately, I couldn't capture her expression and smile which really were the frosting on the cake. The pastels were too clunky for any great detail. But this outfit and pose are so indicative of who she is (as I know her anyway, Fairbanks is a furr piece from NH.) - a delight!

11 comments:

carol morgan carmichael said...

I love this. The scribbles in the background just add to the whimsey of the pose. Really great!

Kathy Cousart said...

Wonderful- very sweet and feminine- love the background also to offset the pose.

Kathy Mallat said...

I love the energy in this. It makes those shoes start to tap!

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Love the way you handled the pastel. Your figure has great attitude. This is a great piece.

Carol DeMumbrum said...

Love your work! So creative and fresh. i look forward to seeing your next piece.

David Larson Evans said...

Excellent.

Roxy with the Moxy said...

great- I love this, doesn't hurt that I love to dance, too ! ha . Pastels, wow ! -Sandy Haynes

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Diane Minuti said...

I love the body language in this painting! I can just feel this little girl dancing!

Dana Cooper said...

I love this piece Katie, your work is so expressive and this is no different.
p.s. I enjoyed the photos of your process in a previous post!

c.gillespie said...

The very first thing I thought of when I saw this was Degas! Really nicely done!