#1 The Girl With the Charcoal Hair
by myra andersonPart 2 Many modern day painters of the ballet say that their goal is not to copy Degas but to 'bring Degas to the next level'. This is something that I personally think is reflected in many of John Asaro's paintings of the ballet. I think that if Degas were here today, he too would impart a beautiful modern day look to a favorite subject.
John AsaroAlso, I mentioned that I would have to answer the unspoken challenge of John Asaro (see previous post). Since he is doing 100 paintings of the dance - I will do "Depending on who you ask - 100 either great or poorly drawn sketches - of the ballet."
Finally here is a quote from the blog 'Dear Artist'. She encouraged me in this first sketch to try and draw exactly what I wanted to communicate - in this case -a girl with charcoal hair.