Dance Recital 1

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Dance Recital 1

Oils on canvas, palette knife painting
2012
18 x 24 inches

This looks like a pastel painting as the dark ground shows through the lighter paint on top. I got some wonderful shots of this dance recital a few years ago. They ended the show in their loveliest costumes and so I was able to take many good photos that captured their mood, the costumes, the dramatic theatrical setting.

The following year, this group ended the show just in colorful t-shirts and dance shorts so I was LUCKY to have captured some of the beauty and magic in this first session.