August 20, 2018 News from the Studio
Updated: Aug 30, 2018
Earlier this year I exhibited a painting in the Studio Montclair "By Chance" exhibition for artwork in which chance played a significant role in the outcome based on the artist examining their work in a new way or taking a different approach moving forward. Here is my entry for "Rose White": "Many years ago at school I made an abstract oil painting that I titled "Mitochondria" which I proudly displayed horizontally in my first apartment. More recently I tried to donate it at a charity silent auction but nobody bought it(!). With my ego bruised I turned the canvas 90 degrees and carefully overlaid the abstract with a ballet dancer holding a bouquet of roses. Et Voila!".
"Rose White" 30"Hx20"W Oil on Canvas
"Rose White" is part of the "Ballet Rehearsal Series" of oil paintings that came about when my daughter started taking ballet lessons and performing in dance concerts. The ballerina is superimposed against a background of green geometric outlines containing a wash of fluid pastel colors. Her figure is backlit by an intense bright light shining through the tulle of her costume. The source of this light is mysterious as if she is stepping out of a vortex.
For more available artwork in my Ballet Rehearsal series click here
Until next time,
Emily Gilman Beezley