Thursday, July 2, 2009

"Tiny Dancers"

12 x 12"
oil on masonite
sold

Degas' 'Little Dancer' is always a chick magnet in any museum - the Philadelphia Museum of Art has an unobstructed view of the sculpture, which is quite pleasing. The painting behind the little patron is Monet's 'The Sheltered Path'.

Please click here for a larger view.

Have a great holiday -



44 comments:

Krista Hasson said...

Karin, this is lovely. What a nice composition!

Edward Burton said...

This is absolutely WONDERFUL, Karin! I love the composition.
Beautiful job.

cadetjoecool said...

I love the perspective!

Luke said...

wow boring

LouDuk said...

Wow! That is so beautiful. It is so real and lifelike that I would have sworn it was a photograph at first. Keep painting. I really love your work.

jociegal said...

I love this painting. Very beautiful. I just discovered your blog today and your work is lovely.

Take care.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

No wonder it is already a sold.
Beautiful painting.
Perfect!

shilpa said...

first time in your blog thanks for the imformation its too lovely

Dreama Tolle Perry said...

Karin, Your work is just so darn likeable--its great art and real art at one fell swoop. I love looking at your take on things and always your titles are a nice punctuation point at the end of a worthwhile look. Love it , Love it!

Linda Rothchild Ollis said...

Karin,
Your paintings are an inspiration to me. I saw "Little Dancer" by Degas when it was in Portland, Oregon.
The tour I was on was sponsored by the Oregon Ballet and it included commentary from members of the ballet. Little ballerinas viewed the sculpture in the same way as the charming girl in your painting. You've captured an amazing moment. Congratulations!

5windsOfvenus said...

Wow... You are very very good....
I love it!

Guru Indonesia said...

hi karin,
i like every strokes you make. yesterday i copied one of your picture, i put it on my sidebar and linked it to your blog. may i do that? and may i embed your picture that i think represent my posting? if you do not allow me to embed your picture on my sidebar or my posting, i will delete it soon. thank you.

K. said...

Beautiful...

Jeff Jones said...

I have heard of the concept of "a photo a day" by photographers, but this is the first time I have seen somebody tackle painting a new piece everyday.

I like your work, and will be checking back often.

Rosemildo Sales Furtado said...

Hello! Your space is beautiful. I would be better to put a translator.

Abra├žos,

Furtado.

emilymstewart said...

I've seen that statue at the Louvre. She's gorgeous!

Tibidabo said...

I have to say I find this painting to be absolutely delightful. It has captured the feeling of seeing art for the first time. Just Lovely!

fanfromcanada said...

wow, that is very realistic, I agree with lou, i thought it was a photo at first, as well.

Wild Creations said...

I love your paintings! You make it look easy - wish it really was. :)

almost70 said...

Your art creations are inspirational and humbling to us who are learning how to paint! I look at a lot of artist's work, and yours puts me in awe! Thank you for showing that great art flows from the soul, with a lot of hard work, and an insightful intellect.

Mrs. E said...

I love that picture! Priceless moment.

Tammy Hext said...

Love the play between the little girl's stance and the statue. Love how you capture the light and reflections as well.

Gwen Bell said...

This is great, Karin! The whole composition is strong. Love the Bronze, the big light curtain, the beautiful pink in the girl's dress, the highlight in her hair. Really beautiful. I can see why it sold so quickly!

Sydney said...

Hey Karin, I just discovered your blog...I always check out the daily blog of note. I love your work! I wish I had your talent, but I don't. That's why my degree is in Art History and not Studio Art. It's truely brilliant!

Carolina said...

This is an amazing work... everything is perfect, but I love the semi-transparency of the curtains... amazing

Martin Pate said...

I don't just through out the word "precious" very often, but....

apt 23 said...

The minute I saw this painting I thought it was a photograph. Beautiful. =)

Marie said...

Wow i am no painting fanatic but it really is great

kinsey elise said...

Lovely.
I simply love Degas work, and this is a very interesting perspective of the joy that is the Little Dancer.

Phoenix said...

Wow!!! this is lovely!

patahati said...

I just say "indah", the meaning of wonderful. nice blog

Laiza said...

Interesting painting! Hope I'd get to own one of your works.:)

knowFUTUREvibe said...

beauitful. simply beautiful.

Paint Degas said...

Absolutely wonderful!!

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

This is a GREAT piece. All your work is solid but this painting is special.

Brandon Maxwell said...

Great work. I have wanted to try something like this, a painting a day [or close to it] for some time. How do you find the time with all of life's obligations?

The composition is perfect. The colors work and the level of detail is spot on. Great piece.

adebanji said...

A delight to behold!

Rags said...

wonderful painting! simply wonderful!

Mandy said...

I love Degas... How beautiful. Thank you for coming into my blog life :)

California Girl said...

I glanced at the image this morning and thought it was a photograph. Only now, in the evening when I have some time, do I realize it's your painting. Wonderful rendering.

Kschenke said...

There's something really great about this picture... it reminds me of me when I was that age..

Chesca Jane said...

Beautiful! I love it.

warmislandsun said...

I really love this painting.

D. Scott Semple said...

I love this one! It reminds me of my daughter, who is a little dancing princess. Wonderful.