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.