Friday, February 20, 2009

Ballerina Nina


















The beginnings of my second portrait of the sweetly beautiful Nina Petrochko. Nina sat for a couple of hours today in my studio, and will sit for me again next week. This is a full length portrait - I ended up putting three pieces of paper together. Nina changed into the whimsical costume pictured here, and came in carrying a bowl full of orange papaya and green lime slices - she was a carnival of color!!! Nina spoke of her upcoming internship making tutus for the Moscow Ballet in the Berkshires, her trip to Prague last fall, and her Ayurvedic diet. So many interesting avenues...

I have my work cut out for me, though, with this big drawing! As usual, stay tuned...

2 comments:

artslice said...

Great outfit... love those green tights! She could easily be your muse :)

Martha Miller said...

yes, what a wonderfully colorful muse!