Notes on paintings.
The performance is reaching its climax and the audience is fully captivated. They are excited. The stage lighting, the accompanying music, the aromas, and the energy in the auditorium all add to this moment, the finale. It is these sensual characteristics that I have tried to capture in this painting.
“Final curtain call”
The performance is over and the leading ballerina is taking her final curtain call. She is on one knee, head bowed and her hands held to her chest. The audience are on their feet applauding and cheering. The stage light is focused on the ballerina. Roses are thrown onto the stage in appreciation by the ecstatic crowd. The atmosphere is electric