After the Dance

About the Artwork

‘After the Dance’ is a color study I’ve been painting on and off for the past few weeks. We’ve had several visitors here in Italy, because who doesn’t want free room and board in Italy?! So I haven’t had as much time for my studies lately. But I fit some time in to get this done, and I’m quite pleased with how it turned out! The outfit is reminiscent of those from Swan Lake, but with a few interesting and different makeup choices, given that it’s being seen so close up.

This beauty is dedicated to my ballerina in my life, my niece Juliana. She just got her first pointe shoes, so what great timing for me to finish this!

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After the Dance Closeup & Video

Painted in Adobe Photoshop with a Wacom Cintiq tablet

A time-lapse of the painting process can be viewed here: