Monday, July 4, 2011

Grand Rond de Jambe





Ballet is a precise business - constant reference to the textbook line is of the essence. Yet like playing music and drawing the figure, to be bound by the detail is to remove every ounce of life from the result. Finding the balance between accuracy and lightness of touch is the nature of the work, so it is with this painting.
I do hope the lively brushwork and the outline sit happily together.