Emily Dancer


Oil on canvas.    This portrait of a beautiful and talented dancer Emily was done as she posed for my art group for the first session.  I painted this pretty much done expect details of the outfit in the first session.  It was quite beautiful and I wanted to put in a background fitting it.  After talking with the girl's mother who thought it was a good idea, I put her first on a white horse.  Ultimately I did not like that and substituted this simple stool and vague surroundings, to allow a focus on her.