Friday, July 22, 2011

Inspired by famous paintings - Degas

Another Friday and another PPF. How was your week? The highlight of mine was a broken camera and a new haircut for both my pooches. That's as interesting as it got. What? I'm not boring. Who said that? Well, it's been shitty weather here all week what was I supposed to do? Oh, yeah. I did paint a bit. I made some ATC's. You'll get to see one of them on Monday. :)

But for now a painting inspired by Edgar Degas and The green dancers. Only my dancer is blue cause when I look at that painting the dancers are blue only the title suggests they are green. :) I don't know if the color changed through the years or Degas was color blind. :) If this was a poll what would you vote for? Color change through the years or Degas was color blind? Or someone actualy knows the truth. Please share!

P.S. After reading your comments it occurred to me there is a third option. I'm the one color blind! Cause I see blue from whichever angle I'm looking at. :))

Acrylics on wood. Size 20x30 cm (8x12 in) and 2 cm thick.
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36 comments:

  1. oh this is such a cool challenge for you Natasha!!! and I love the ballet ....wonderful piece!!!!

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  2. Krasna inspiracija za krasen rezultat!

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  3. Sounds like you had a good week! I would be tactful about degas and say it was turquoise! Love your dancers too! Valerie

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  4. Hello my dear, this is the ghost of Degas here. I'm trying to wrack my brains and remember ... Ah yes, that was it... I'd run out of green paint and had to use blue...

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  5. Oh wow Natasha am so loving your take on Degas, so beautiful. Enjoy the weekend and Happy PPF, Annette x

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  6. I really am loving this challenge you set for yourself--they're all so cool!

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  7. LOVING your art inspired by the Masters! You have a very free spirit about you that shows in your pieces. HAPPY PPF!

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  8. I don't know the truth about the green/blue thing, but now *i'm* curious too.

    Hey! I cut my chibi's bangs this week so he can see now too!

    Also, i was really happy to see that you included the word 'shitty' in your post.

    and. in really not exciting news - i Finally made an ATC for you. So we can swap. i'm thinking i've emailed you from my proper email address before - i'm a no reply on blogger - but holler at me with your mailing address and i'll send you the ATC.

    xx,
    amy

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  9. I love your interpretation of Degas blue-green-whatever! dancers, also, I love the way you included that extra foot!
    Happy PPF,
    Stephanie

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  10. Original version of Degas dancers .... good path in the art, Greetings

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  11. I love your version of the painting - as always you totally fill it with cute and quirky! Um... the dresses in the original do look green to me - a sort of minty pale green which I guess could look sort of duck egg blue?

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  12. I am loving your famous artists recreation! This one is beautiful!! Well done (as always)!

    I see her tutu as turquoise - which is a greeny blue, not a true blue. But I suspect it might have been greener and changed with time.

    Can't wait to see what you do next!

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  13. I love the painting you did, whether in green or blue. I personally see blue with green undertones. I love Degas work and your interpretations is wonderful.

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  14. just love this! the colors are so inspiring!

    have a lovely weekend!

    -juliette

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  15. Very sweet - love the point of view

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  16. Oh, so fun...love the softness and expression! AWESOME! Happy PPF! POP ART MINIS

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  17. Very nice interpretation of Degas work. I love what you do each week. She is beautiful and the dress is awesome.

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  18. Natasha, she is adorable and you really got the pose!

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  19. This is so charming. I love it.

    Degas' dancer's dresses look green to me, but it could be your monitor that makes them look blue.

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  20. Wonderful sketch and a great inspirational painting to use. Happy PPF x

    Ps...I see blue :o)

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  21. Wonderful artwork ~ she is so elegant and graceful! Thanks ~ Carol ^_^


    New to PPF ~ come visit ~ Share the Creative Journey and A Creative Harbor ~ thanx ~ Carol (artmusedog)

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  22. I really love this painting, the original, and yours! Yours is so sweet and lovely!

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  23. Oh wow Natasha she is gorgeous, what a wonderful painting!!! Like you I see blue in the original!!! :0) Lovely work!!! I'm really enjoying this series of paintings of yours!!

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  24. Such a sweet piece! I love the perspective! Happy PPF!

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  25. Such a sweet piece! I love the perspective! Happy PPF!

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  26. Oh, Natasha! I LOVE your ballerina!!!!

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  27. She is so sweet. I love it. My daughter is a dancer. So I love all things "dance." :) I totally see blue!

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  28. Dobro ti grejo te inspiracije, čist res.

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  29. Really, really gorgeous!
    x

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  30. Wonderful addition to your famous artists series! I had to laugh at Lisa's "ghost of Degas" comment - very funny :)

    I think the blue-green dresses were once probably greener in person?

    xo
    Kristin

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  31. I love your style and that blue fluffy tutu! :)

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  32. Oh, I just love her!!! :) I adore Degas' ballerinas - you have captured them so elegantly in your lovely painting. :)

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  33. Oh, she's cute! I think the original is probably green. Prints vary a lot. For instance, this one looks green - http://www.leninimports.com/edgar_degas_green_dancer_canvas_print_24.html

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  34. I love your version of Degas' art. I think it is blue green looking to me. But then I'm very partial to that color and think I see it in my sleep! :) Nan

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  35. Some living contemporary artists are effective too. Thomas Kinkade is a good exemplory case of that. Several domiciles have a printing of his paintings holding up somewhere. Most artists do perhaps not build since it creates them rich. They take action since they enjoy what they do.

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