Monday, March 25, 2013

"New Pointe Shoes"


Original oil painting on canvas board
Ballerinas must break in new Pointe Shoes, just like any new shoe.  They try methods, such as hitting them with blunt objects, wetting the toe box and wearing them wet, heating them to soften the glue.  They have learned, over years of dancing,  when to stop before they shorten the life of new shoes.
8 x 8

1 comment:

martinealison said...

Il faut souffrir pour être une ballerine... tout comme peindre parfois...
Une jolie peinture.
Gros bisous