Sketches and Spring


February 2014 006

 Yesterday!   From my front door, looking up!

February 2015 001

I’ve been sketching in a little book I’ve made myself.  The pages are long and narrow 11.5×4.5 inches.  I’ve been trying to fit the sketch onto the page and making the subject matter long and narrow too.

February 2015 006

Then I started thinking of the old classic film, The “Children of Theatre Street” filmed in Russia about 1950 something or very early 60’s about the Vaganova school of ballet. I decided to make my figures beginning ballerinas!  I don’t have the film anymore, wish I did!

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Double page with two ballerinas.  The one on the right I sketched her head on my work table cover paper several months ago.  I cut it out and glued it on the page and added the little body.


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This one must have decided to forego ballet class and explore the outdoors!

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This one may be a grown up ballerina — but I copied her face from a fashion magazine — so she’s actually a model.  I like to sketch from magazine photos – its so easy to see where the shading goes!


8 responses »

  1. It is always so refreshing to see new art from you! Your characters have a life of their own, something intangible that I find hard to pinpoint, but it makes each one unique and special. Lovely!

  2. Hi Lesley, Thanks for your nice comments. I thought I had responded to your comment but I don’t see it here so I guess I didn’t! Anyway, I wanted to tell you that I visited your website and love, love, love your art. Its beautiful! Thank you!

  3. HI there! So good to see you posting! I’m visiting from Seth’s Art Blog Directory.. 🙂 I hope your grey days brighten up soon! Hugs! deb

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