Ballerina Swan, 24x30
Suzie Baker, Fine Artist

Ballerina Swan, 24x30", Oil on Linen, 2013. Private collection

Ballerina Swan, 24x30", Oil on Linen, 2013. This painting is one of a series of ballerina paintings with the same model. The model is Rachel, a professional ballet dancer. She is wearing a costume from Houston Ballet's "Swan Lake." Rachel is backlit and the wood floor and dark curtain behind her create a theatrical atmosphere. She is only somewhat mindful of her stretching. Instead, her attention is toward the light, presumably the stage. The gaze is meant to convey that while this is a solitary scene there is action outside of the picture that engages the dancer's attention and creates a narrative that is left up to the viewer to script. This painting received First Place in "The Woodlands’ Art League, 2013, Spring Judged Show". Sold

Location: Houston, Texas.

Keywords: female (60), figurative (102), oil paintings (207), portrait (114).