Relevé and Rain
This is an original pencil and charcoal drawing.
I danced ballet and pointe regularly for 10 years. I still dance often, and I'm inspired by photographs of ballet dancers. I love seeing how strong they are. They have extreme control of their movements and are thus truly graceful and a joy to the eye.
I also love the rain. I believe that there's clarity when the world is "washed," and my happy time comes when I feel a drop on my shoulder and hear the sound of it on the sidewalk. Renewal.
I've combined by two loves of ballet and rain here. There's a certain spirit of liveliness one gets from dancing. And when you think of Gene Kelly "singing and dancing in the rain," what can be better. :)
I hope someone can enjoy this as much as I do.
9 inches x 12 inches on medium weight drawing paper, ships framed as pictured.