Thursday, May 8, 2008

The joyous dance series

Nobody could embody the best just-before- a-party mood better than Louisa. I did this
little painting from reference photos a few
years ago. Louisa has a great natural
confidence, looks terrific in a dress, has superb
long legs and knows it. The painting was
meant to be a sketch for a larger portrait,
but Louisa has been so busy it's been hard
to make a time. One day though I will, and
I know the larger, more finished portrait
will have all the pizazz she brought to this
little one.

I thought of the painting today because I've
been walking so much, but not taking my
dog. I feel a bit guilty about it, but I am
walking for serious exercise, and dogs walk
just for fun. This is my dog Zoey, who fell
in love, as everyone does, with Louisa.

I donated the painting to a fund-raiser
for my son's school band trip to Vienna a couple of years ago.
I frequently run into the lady who now owns it at school functions;
she's very happy with the piece.

Have a party day!

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