"Early Rehearsal", 20 x 16", mixed media on paper
"Early Rehearsal" is part of a series of dancer studies I'm working on in preparation for a group exhibition of dancer paintings. The exhibition is tentatively scheduled for Spring, 2014 and will include myself and three other figure artists.
This study was done using watercolor as an underpainting for the drawing. After the watercolor dried, I develooped the figure using Conte pastel pencils and charcoal, keeping the color palette very limited.
My young model, Adrienne, is a terrific dancer and artist's model.