The Three Graces 20 x 24 Acrylic on Canvas
As you all may know by now this is a theme I keep revisiting. The composition is taken from Botticelli's 3 graces in La Primavera but appears over and over again in art throughout history.
Above: Detail of La Primavera (Botticelli)
Painting these three ladies feels a lot like when I paint the celtic knots. My brain has to move in a different way to capture the dance of the lines. I meshed the composition with the Impressionist style which I have
been so captivated with lately.
Below is a painting by Edgar Degas that I kept looking at while I was painting the above painting.
Above: Edgar Degas, 1890 Oil
Dancers in Blue
As is usually the case, the picture of the painting I have listed does not capture the depth of color. I layered hundreds of colors and there are loads of reds, yellows, greens etc in their skin and dresses.