Masters Study – Edgar Degas, a crop from Dancers Resting

“There ain’t nothing from the outside can lick any of us.”
– Margaret Mitchell

Masters Study – Edgar Degas, a crop from  Dancers Resting

2.5″ x 3.5″ Van Gogh H2Oils on 140# Watercolor paper

Here’s a link to the original Degas painting.  If you haven’t tried them, Van Gogh H2Oils are water soluble  oil paints.  They are fun to play with.   I remember spending a lot of time on that white dress.  There are a lot of colors in it, along with texture and shadow.  Fun!!  🙂

About Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell wrote just one book, the immensely successful Civil War novel, Gone With the Wind, which she wrote while convalescing with a broken ankle, basing it on tales her relatives had told her. She then put the book away until a publisher asked if she had ever written a novel. After giving him the manuscript, she got cold feet and asked for it back, but he’d already begun reading. The book still sells more than 200,000 copies a year. She was born in Atlanta in 1900 and died in 1949.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Joan T
    Nov 20, 2010 @ 10:36:07

    I love the Degas painting! I got chills when I saw his statue of the dancer in Paris last year!! You did him proud.


  2. Carol King
    Nov 19, 2010 @ 23:12:13

    Beautiful Degas study. I think you really nailed his style.

    What did you think of those water soluble oil paints? I always wanted to try them.


    • Beth Parker
      Nov 20, 2010 @ 06:54:03

      Thanks so much, Carol! I like the H2Oils. I’m not really an oil painter though, as much as my husband would like me to be. ha ha I just don’t have the patience and they still take time to dry. If you like oils, you need to try these. They’re wonderfully creamy and bold. 🙂


  3. lesliepaints
    Nov 19, 2010 @ 23:06:14

    Nice painting, Beth. Degas would be so challenging.


  4. Alex Zonis
    Nov 19, 2010 @ 10:36:53

    Wonderfully done, Beth! Love it!


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