Pointe it out…

img_8729.jpgI’ve fixed up the gold leaf bordering the slippers and rendered an en grisaille layer. They already appear to be pink because the gold leaf sits over a carmine red gesso, so when I sanded the area I thought the slippers would fit into the red came up strongly, showing through the zinc white I put on next. The next layer will be a peachy white, probably using a titanium white, that will be denser and closer to the right soft pinky peach of the pointe shoes.

I’d like to add a few other trompe l’oeil objects into the image like post it notes, or a moth, but realistically I don’t think I have time. Nevertheless this has been fun to make, and hopefully it will make some money for the Ballet Academy.

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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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