Portrait of an Irish Step Dancer
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24" x 36", oil on canvas
A sumptuous costume of velvet and silks shows off the happy attitude of this lovely Irish step dancer. Assorted accolades surround the young girl as mementos of feis (dance competitions) past, as well as various instruments played by her family.
Elizabeth Whelan paints portraits of sitters of all ages, making sketches in person and using reference images for poses that are difficult to maintain, such as this one.
To see this and other portraits in progress, please visit Elizabeth's blog