Thursday, October 27, 2011


Based on Star Dancer by Edgar Degas, 1876, made with pastel on paper:

Degas started using pastels when he got older; the smudgy effect looked like what he saw with his failing eyesight.

Painting with pastels steers Serena away from clean lines and makes imperfections acceptable.

Degas and Serena share the same love for ballet as an art form and pastel as their medium of expression.  I think they would make good company!

My Art Book: Amazing Art Projects Inspired By Masterpieces
Children's Book of Art: An Introduction to the World's Most Amazing Paintings and Sculptures


  1. Love the painting.
    Nanny likes that style of art
    Nanny & Papa

  2. Beautiful art work Serena! Masterpiece indeed!