Second painting underway

Well, I’ve started work on the second painting of this project. This one is also based on the time I spent with the Balleteatro Nacional in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Among the many things that fascinated me were the shoes, with their sashes and an apparent import to tying them correctly. That’s what inspires this painting. I am including an image of the gestural drawing done during my session with the troupe, and the resulting underpainting. I actually did the underpainting over another painting I had started but didn’t like so I put it aside. I needed a long, narrow canvas for the correct format for this piece, and when I looked at the half finished painting, the lines in it reminded me of the sashes and the criss-crossing way they’re tied. Sooooo…. the work begins.Feets! underpainting

Feets! gestural drawing


About monicalinvillefineart

I have been a working studio artist for over 30 years now. Self-taught, painting has been as much a part of my life as breathing. I learned by doing. Over 20 of those years have been spent on a little mountain in the Caribbean where my primary studio is located. I recently opened a second studio in Saratoga Springs, New York. I made the decision years ago that the best way to get people interested in coming to see my paintings was to simply be the best painter I could possibly be. Easel time. I put in a LOT of easel time. The gods have been good as I have been fortunate that in spite of my isolation from the art markets of the world, people still seek me out and find me. My work is now in collections around the world and students come to my mountain in search of instruction. My life has been good. I offer my world up to you as a refuge. I believe that is the purpose of my art.... it is a sanctuary for my soul while creating it and I would like it to be a sanctuary for yours while viewing it. I want to dance with you. I want to be part of your thoughts. I want to be part of your memory. Be delighted, please. Delight soothes the soul.
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