Watercolor Painting of Silver Ballet Slippers for a Beautiful Ballerina

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watercolour artwork of ballet slippers and pearl beads
Watercolor Painting Of Ballet Slippers by Irina Sztukowski
Print is available HERE

Watercolor of Silver Ballet Slippers for a young Beautiful Ballerina.

More artwork for Dance Lovers:

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Dance. From Cool To Hot!

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Swan Lake Ballet art
Last weekend I have watched an outstanding performance of Smuin Ballet. They were giving only three concerts near the place I live; and, I am so glad I was able to get the tickets and enjoy their Holiday show. 

Smuin ballet is located in San Francisco. They perform all over the country. And they have great team of professional dancers from all over the world. 

I was watching precise movements of the ballerinas and caught myself on a thought that,usually, when I watch ballet, I always afraid that the dancer makes mistake; that there will be a tiny slip or break in the flow. But, this time, I was relaxed, enjoying the professional moves carefully coordinated with music tones. 

The choreography was amazing; the dancers were superb.  
My Dancing series came in mind as I could definitely see there a great friendship between music, dance, and visual arts.

As ballet started with the classical scene, I want to share a few art pieces of mine that correlate so well with the first Act of the concert.

abstract Ballet watercolor

watercolor painting

These watercolor ballerinas silhouettes I placed into the silver frame, to add some cool tones to the sky blue and ultramarine colors. 

Playful white ballerinas’ silhouettes from  my Dancing With The Stars series, have no need to be in color. The white of the bodies shows the movement of the dancer and the watercolor background implies the deep blue blue night:

watercolor art Ballerina Silhouette

white silhouette dance
The second part of the Smuin Ballet performance, was as they said Cool Ballet. Yet it was really great and cool; I wanted to call it HOT. The second Act was all about Christmas and Holidays songs; and the colors were yellow, red, gold, and sparkly.

Right away, I had a vision of hot dancing ballerinas made in watercolors:

yellow red abstract dance

warm tones abstract painting


The sounds of music added so much vibrant lines into my artist imagination. I saw an abstract floral dance in my mind when watching hot movements on the stage.

colorful dance painting
And the last art piece I want to share here, is an abstract warm fantasy of a rising from whimsical Earthy colors ballerina. 
She has tones of Mother Nature in her outfit and monumental beauty of Arabesque dance.

abstract painting warm colors
By now I have around seven dozens of different figurines in my Dance Gallery that were inspired by watching Ballet and Ballroom dancing and by listening to a classical and contemporary music. 


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Preparing For The Art Show

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Realism In Watercolor
After finishing one unusual commission (I am going to post the details just in a few days), I have received a good news from Evergreen, CO art gallery. Two of my paintings, The Dancing Shoes and In The Bookstore, were accepted into a juried art show “Watermedia: Exploration”.
Now it is time to frame, pack, and mail. I am realizing that it takes a lot of time to do so; besides, the jury was so impressed with my artworks that they offered to select a few more (of my choice) to send for the display in the matted (not framed) format. Yey!
Oh, it is hard to choose. And even though I don’t have too many originals left, I finally made my decision. The selected work will represent a floral theme.

Two were matted with the open edges of the watercolor paper. They have white background and represent botanical studies.

watercolor flowers
and Purple Flowers painting:
Watercolor Realism
Now it is time for me to select, frame, and mat the others. My studio is an Artful Mess today.
 :0)

Dancing Fire

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watercolor
When I placed four of my new abstract paintings together, I was surprised myself how the cold wet watercolors could transform into a hot powerful fire. Just in a few brushstrokes the energy of a dramatic composition moves the viewers’ eyes from one figure to another generating a new Dance of Fire.
My favorite Dancing Fire painting remains this one:
watercolor painting
And you can see more Abstract paintings in my Abstract Gallery HERE
watercolor

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Each artwork is 6″x4″ in Winsor&Newton Watercolors on 300 lb Cold Pressed paper


In Every Piece Of My Art
There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

Dancing Pearls

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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
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