Swaying Dancer (Dancer in Green), 1877-79
by Edgar Degas
Pastel and Gouache on Paper
26" x 14" (66 x 36 cm)
I just love this painting. It has such a feeling of movement and grace. The colors are also one of my favorites. In trying to pick which elements that I wanted to concentrate on, I kept coming back to the gorgeous blue-green of the front dancer's dresses. I also wanted to make a choker because some of the dancers are wearing them.
This necklace features polymer beads by Kristi Bowman Design along with some golden pewter beads and seed beads. It is very lightweight and comfortable to wear.
I do try to participate in the Art Bead Scene's monthly challenges. They have forced me to see color and designs in everything around me including art. If you make jewerly and are looking for a way to push yourself then join in! For further info click here.