Oil on linen on MDF board
This was one of those images that I've been thinking about for a long time. The pink ballerina is actually I think one of those novelty erasers that my daughter collected when she was a little girl. On a whim I had stuck it in this little bottle and the image resonated with me. As is usually the way with me, I put off actually painting it at that time and it's been sitting on my studio shelf for months now. I probably put off certian paintings because I realise they have a certain power and potential and as soon as I commit them to canvas that potential is dissapated. This painting was no exception. It feels like a missed opportunity. Often the paintings that I'm most happy with are the ones I have no expectations for. And that was one of the reasons I started this painting a day project. It's been a great relief for me to just paint simple uncomplicated subjects that require little thought. Kind of like a much needed holiday!