I was just bringing the ornament box down from the attic and one of the nutcracker ornaments fell out reminding me of taking our girls to see the Nutcracker, and taking my granddaughter to ballet class. It is so much fun watching the girls as they get ready for the big night. This painting "Waiting" was one I did as Catherine was waiting for her turn to perform. I loved how the last of the sun came streaming through the high windows. I think I really love painting people best, and especially children. My concern is I don't want to get trite. So, any thoughts on the subject of painting people and not getting trite would be greatly appreciated. One artist who does a great job with people is Tracy Helgeson, her series of "People we know" is so unique, but I also love her landscapes.
I have been going through my sketch books and pulling out some pencil sketches to use for paintings. I have a few more of my ballerinas. Hopefully I can share them in the next few days.