Deja vu on the inspiration front for me after I saw Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake for the second time back in January. I attempted to capture a couple of the swans after the first time I saw it several years ago but those canvasses have long since been painted over. I'd like to say I sat there Degas-like sketching and studying and that I created a whole pile of reference material to work from but it was just too mesmerising a performance. Plus I think that would take several decades of experience and skill building that I haven't quite acquired yet. So this was painted from various sources - photos, videos etc., and I believe the main photographer for the company is Roy Tan but unless I get permission to do otherwise this painting will be the only one, and just for me. Its a shame because I wanted to put it in a show in a couple of weeks but for now it is NFS. Its at the framers and I cant wait to see what it will look like in its rather understated floater frame.
47 x 12" Oil on Linen