Sarah Backstage

For some reason I love pictures of dancers waiting backstage.  There is something about the lighting that fascinates me making the physical colors amazing and something intriguing about the idea of waiting behind the wings for one’s turn in the spotlight.

I did this painting several years ago but it is one of many hanging out “under my bed” so to speak.  I did it in Watercolor but didn’t like the results and went over it with pastel pencils so there is a great combination of textures from the two mediums.  If I ever get the ball rolling again, which I am trying to do, I have many more like this up my sleeve.  It has been forever since I painted a dancer, literally!