Size: 24" x 36" x 1½"
Origin: Original one-of-a-kind oil painting signed by the artist
Materials: Artists oils and gold leaf on primed cotton canvas
Framing: Unframed, ready-to-hang
Accessories: Cert of Authenticity & Thumbprint Namecard
Price: $3,600 US
This painting is one of my favorites. The Ballerina is painted in artists oils with a thick, impasto texture medium that makes you want to reach out and run your fingertips over the work. When seen in person, the thickly-applied translucent colors in the flowers appear luminous, and the metallic gold details on the costume and ballet slippers add a special elegance to the work.
I applied fine detailing in the costume and golden slippers to draw the viewer into the scene, and juxtaposed them against the textured impressionist strokes of the vibrant flowers and dramatic background. The sides are painted in black satin to support the deep colors in the background, and the work is ready to hang.