I am having fun. I think I will revisit the LOC photos of athletes for further inspiration.
I am happy with this dancer with the face of a fighter. The past few months have seen a lot of starts and stops with nothing coming together in a way that was meaningful for me. I found the face for this painting in the Illustrated History of Boxing and a similar figure to the one I painted in a book about male ballet dancers. Combining the beautiful with the ugly makes for a compelling image.