Dancing Pearls

ballerina, ballet, ballet slippers, dance, Fabriano, original art, pearl, pearls, pink, purple, slipper, Still Life, watercolor paper
Irina Sztukowski




One day pearls had a dream, they wanted to dance. They sneaked into ballet slippers and waited for their turn…
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I love watching ballet. My childhood city Saint Petersburg is famous by Kirov (now Mariinsky) Theater. I used to come there when I was a kid and always was curious how those tiny teeny girls can dance on their tiptoes barely touching the ground. It seemed so easy so light. When I was around ten my Dad helped the theater to pack their costumes for a business trip; and, when they learned he has two girls they presented him (oh Gosh!) two pair of cute little slippers.. My sister and I tried to dance in them and realized that it is not that easy and light. Good life lesson…
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I painted pearls and ballet slippers together as when looking at them I know how it is difficult go achieve the light flawless dance performance and it is hard to get a pearl from the deep sea. Yet I admire their beauty and loveliness with all my heart and appreciate AWE moment when I see the dancing ballerina or a great piece of jewelry.
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This painting was my first experience on Artistico Fabriano paper. I love its smooth fine surface.
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8″x10″ Winsor & Newton Watercolor on 140 Cold Press Fabriano
www.artirina.com

11 thoughts on “Dancing Pearls

  1. Dear Irina,
    Thank you for sharing the story, the sensitive work and the info of paper. I can feel the texture of subjects in the work. Great. Color is also very impressive. Lovely. Keep up.
    Kind regards, Sadami

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