Ballet and administration

I’ve been deeply buried in paperwork for the last few days, completely missing Imbolc and Bridget’s day – Candlemas passed almost unnoticed and I spent the time worrying about getting all sorts of information together for my tenure review package which had to be submitted today (Monday – not Tuesday as the date over there shows.)

I was asked to come up with a painting for an auction to raise money for my daughter’s ballet school, so I’m under the gun to quickly produce a ballet oriented work for them. I love ballet and my daughter benefits so much from practicing the formal grace of ballet, so this one’s a pleasure to do. I like the contrast of the beat up shoes the dancers all wear with the delicacy and control of the movements they make, so I decided to paint a pair of old pointe shoes. As the work gets closer to completion tomorrow I’ll post a photo – it’s a quick wet on wet work, over a gilded panel.

I’m really looking forward to spending the day in the studio tomorrow, missing three days is just killing me.

About pearce

Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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