Pastel on board
24" x 16"
Watching the sky, as the sun rises in the morning, creates such a peace within; it is a time filled with quiet and hope. This favorite time of the day is the inspiration for my pastel painting White Lace.
For my model, I was fortunate to have a lovely, classically trained ballerina pose for me. She wore this beautiful and intricate white lace dress which inspired choosing a morning landscape that would echo nature's lace, for the background.
My hope is that the final result of the painting creates a calming, quiet moment full of hope for the viewer.
White Lace, Visit OA Gallery to view this painting in downtown Kirkwood, Missouri.
Lovely Ballerinas in their "Derby Regalia"!
It was a very fun, Night at the Derby! The Missouri Ballet Theatre Fundraiser was held last week celebrating the Kentucky Derby. Dining, horse racing, and hats galore filled the evening's glamour to support the Missouri Ballet Theatre.
A very special part of the evening was the Silent Auction offering exciting, fun prizes. One of the prizes, donated by Marie Donato Fine Art, was a personal 16 x 20 inch charcoal & graphite portrait of someone's favorite ballerina!
Here is the sample portrait that was on display.
The portrait was won by Missouri Ballet Theatre's director, Melissa and Greg Forck! Congratulations Melissa and Greg!
Having lots of fun!
Champagne for all! It was a wonderful evening!
Thank you Missouri Ballet Theatre!