The Ballet Rose

The Ballet Rose by Cindy M. McClure. This painting is a combination of acrylic and oils and measures 36" x 48". Inspired by a group of little performers receiving their certificates and roses at the end of a recital. The child shielding the bright lights from her eyes was making sure that Mommy was looking at her after she received her rose. The challenge of painting netting and sequins was irresistible, as well as trying my hand at portraits.

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Cindy M. McClure

About Cindy M. McClure

I flunked 8th grade art class so figured art wasn't my cup of tea. Then later in life I was "forced" to take private oil painting lessons, which I did for less than a year, and loved it. I took a drastic u-turn and found myself smack dab in the middle of sculpting that catapulted me into a very long successful career. I also did illustrations for concept development teams through the years as well. I now find myself yearning to be back on canvas, so I've started painting again just to get a portfolio together and to find my niche. Other than those few months of private lessons years ago (landscapes only), I too am self taught. I paint what I feel, and read about different techniques for additional inspiration.