La Finale

This painting was inspired by the silk routines often performed by female gymnasts. I was also influenced by the art of Eldar Zakirov. This work was a first for me on several counts; I had never fully rendered the female form to this level before, nor had I ever attempted to paint long hair. I also got a lot of practice painting cloth, which was new as well. I still have a lot to learn, but I enjoy making these paintings, and I hope to post more soon. -2011


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