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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Edgar Degas Did It. Me Too!


Years ago I read that Edgar Degas would visit the homes of his collectors, remove his work from their walls, and take the art home to make changes. Not sure if this story is true, and I can't possibly compare myself to Degas.  However,  if it was good enough for him, it is definitely good enough for me. 

Below is an image of a painting that I did years ago. I always liked the composition, partly because it reminded me of the place that inspired the art. I was visiting Glacier National Park (heaven on earth) with my family when I was riveted by these beautiful birch trees. The sun was hitting them in what felt magical to me. I took a photo and this painting was the result. 


First iteration of "Sunlight Choreography"

Fast forward several years, and I still have the painting, but found that changes were calling out to be made. So, I took that painting off the wall, removed it from the frame, and began making changes. Whew,  it feels like the work that I would make now. Thanks to Mr. Degas for the permission to make changes as time progresses if possible.

"Sunlight Choreography," 24 x 18 inches, Pastel, © Lynn Goldstein












3 comments:

  1. Love what you did! It was already beautiful but you added some extra magic! Degas would love your painting too.

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  2. Love what you did! It was already beautiful but you added some extra magic! Degas would love your painting too.

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    1. Thanks so much, Maria. I would be thrilled if Degas liked my art. Happy that someone else did and it has sold.

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