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Linee
07-11-2007, 07:29 PM
Original by Edgar Degas. I painted this for my 14yo daughter who like Degas' ballerina paintings. She actually helped with the preliminary sketch.

I painted this in about 2.5 hours, with warm primary colors and white. On 8x10 inch acrylic paper.

Do me a big favor and don't compare it too closely to the original. :eek: :lol:

(Questions: Is it o.k. to sign a copy? Is my sig. distracting in this? Is it o.k. to use initials when signing a painting?)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/11-Jul-2007/101851-Degas_Ballerinas_in_the_Wings.jpg

Lilith71
07-11-2007, 07:43 PM
It works for me, I like the simplicity and the palette. I see no problem with using initials for a signature and I think it is usually noted on the back who the original artist was, just for clarity purposes.

idcrisis55
07-11-2007, 07:52 PM
I love it. I find your palette exciting and I like the way you worked the composition, textures.

samsfleurdelis
07-11-2007, 08:41 PM
I think you have to give the artist credit...

Carol Creel has a special way of making her students give her credit - I just don't remember exactly how it goes....

Here's her website - you probably could email her.

http://www.carolcreel.com/

Like it!

:)
www.samart.freeservers.com

idcrisis55
07-11-2007, 08:46 PM
Linda, me again, :). Usually when the work is the copy of another, it has "After so and so" in the title. And yes, you can sign your work as long as you have clearly stated that it is after an Old Master or another artist whose permission you have received to paint it. At least, this is my understanding.

Paulafv
07-11-2007, 08:55 PM
Nice work and a very pretty picture. I think we all know this is after Degas, and it's not a pastel, it's a study. Degas is not going to sue you, and you aren't going to sell it anyway, are you? Good for you.

samsfleurdelis
07-11-2007, 09:00 PM
It depends whether there is an estate - some artists have estates that collect and generate money

:)

laudesan
07-11-2007, 09:16 PM
Usually when the work is the copy of another, it has "After so and so" in the title. That was what I was going to say..:) AS long as you write After....... then sign your name it is perfectly ok..

I love your interpretation..:)

swampborn
07-11-2007, 09:29 PM
Linda,
You have just won me over. I love Degas. I have a huge ballerina print that my daughter & daugher-in-law almost have a fight over who is going to inherit it. This is really a lovely study. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Gail

Linee
07-11-2007, 09:38 PM
Thanks all for the comments and information. Very helpful.

I can't wait to frame it and give it to my dear daughter. :)

Mz_Sketch_Pad
07-11-2007, 10:47 PM
i love degas so much - its hard to compare to the original just when i was watching a program on his sculpture of the 14 year dancer - but putting that aside you really captured the moods of the ballet dancers - i love impressionism - i love ballet and love the colors and your painting!

LisaArt
07-12-2007, 02:11 AM
Stellar painting Linda! Oh i love it...your daughter must be proud...and Degas too! :)

Linee
07-12-2007, 05:46 AM
Thank you, Mz Sketch Pad. I'm going to have to pull out a Degas video that I have and rewatch it. Art videos are one way that I kept my love of art alive during a season when I didn't paint.

Lisa, thanks. I'm glad you like. I don't know about Degas, but I'll be happy if my dd's pleased. :heart:

C_Line
07-12-2007, 08:27 AM
Beautiful Linda. Love the composition.

jan409
07-12-2007, 08:34 AM
I like the colors, and I think you did a great job. Jan

redtreestudio
07-12-2007, 08:35 AM
Beautiful!!!

I bet your daughter loves it... :)

Linee
07-12-2007, 10:16 AM
Thanks Celeste, Jan, and Aard. The composition, of course, isn't mine. It's unwittingly modified a bit, though. ;)

bionicanaconda
07-12-2007, 10:30 AM
Hi Linda, I think your daughter will cherish this and I have great admiration for your work. It's superb.

CamiTampa
07-12-2007, 07:01 PM
You did a wonderful job. About signing it, I would. Even the masters copied the masters.
Cami

Linee
07-12-2007, 10:21 PM
Thanks, Stephen and Cami. It's all framed. :)

gurleygirl
07-12-2007, 10:40 PM
This is really great!!
Tracey

Linee
07-12-2007, 10:41 PM
Thank you, Tracey. :)

C_Line
07-12-2007, 11:38 PM
Thanks Celeste, Jan, and Aard. The composition, of course, isn't mine. It's unwittingly modified a bit, though. ;)

Aw, but you picked a wonderful composition nonetheless and your take is delightful!