myra's ballet

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

myra like degas . . .


You may have heard somewhere that I like the ballet paintings and drawings of Degas.  I have long loved this Degas sketch (photo #2).  What I attempted to do in my sketch was to substitute my face for the face of the ballerina (now I'm lying).  I did the best I could with my limited skill set but boy oh boy was it fun!! 

Also, I need to go back and number my ballerina series.  What number is this one?  I think I am going to put numbers on them like JM's apples.  Her artistic way of numbering her apple series is just too cute!

Finally, I am thinking about getting one of those art projectors as a learning tool.  I would like to use one as an aid to help me 'see' objects better.  I would also practice tracing objects in order to learn how to draw them more accurately. 

5 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Lovely sketch, Myra....be careful if buying a projector. I bought one of the basic ones for $29.00 and it's really difficult to get a decent projection. The picture you are trying to project must be extremely dark, bright and colorful. I'd opt for a better quality one.

Artist Terri Smith said...

Myra..I Love this newest piece! The Ballerina Sketch from below is awesome too! I've been slowing down some this month. Catching my breath after the holidays, and it's so nice visiting your place. Seeing your beautiful pieces keeps my vision focused on the days to come. I love painting women and children. Love old houses and cottages too. But there's truly something special about your Ballerina's. Maybe it's the Dagas connection..maybe it's my love of dance. Just know that if your work brings such happiness to one like myself..imagine what you're bringing to rest of us. Hugs, Terri

martinealison said...

L'amour de la danse et de Degas vous aideront davantage ma chère Myra, restez vous-même, tant pis s'il y a des erreurs... Elles sont parfois belles.
Bisous

hmuxo said...

This sketch is great Myra! I truly don't think you need the tracing paper or the projector!

Julián Andrade said...

I like all your drawings, the umbrella, the ballerina sketch and how you've interpreted to Degas- one of my favorite pastelists. But specially, your dedication.