I completed the ballet shoes this morning by adding a touch of blue into the medium value areas to complement the otherwise very warm pallette, then painting over the bright gold leaf with a glaze of burnt sienna. I delivered the finished piece (still wet) to Laurie (the Academy administrator) tonight when I dropped of my daughter for her class. Lots of excitement greeted the painting, which was very encouraging indeed. I wonder how much it will raise at auction? I’m really happy to help the Ballet Academy, which is very serious about training their students to the highest standards.
We loaded in most of the work for the Assemblage exhibit that opens in my gallery at the University on Friday at 7.00pm. I’m going to pick up some delicious munchies for the event, and I’m looking forward to a good turnout.
I drove to Santa Barbara to see how the building of the tree for the theatre piece is going. The Technical Director, Lukas, has shaped the first piece of steel for the tree, which I imagine as a drawing in the air. I’m pretty happy, and now he knows how to make one branch the rest will follow quickly. I hope to see the whole of the basic tree structure by Friday.