REVISED MODERN BALLERINA
There was something about the original Modern Ballerina painting that bothered me. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, so I took I took it to my art teacher who said:“Everything is wrong. The proportions are wrong. The folds in the skirt are not believable. You have too much muscle. She looks like a transvestite!” I was overwhelmed “Should I just throw it out?” One of my classmates overheard the discussion and practically shouted “NO!”
We were all right. There was a lot wrong with the original painting, but it was worth a second try. The revision was so comprehensive it would have been easier to start all over on a new canvas.