Friday, April 25, 2014

Art Bead Scene April Challenge - Swaying Dancer by Edgar Degas

Swaying Dancers (Dancer in Green) 1877-79, by Edward Degas.  The colors in this painting have such a serious tone to them and the dancers are airy and graceful.  The Tulle of the skirting in the lower corner comes off the page, inviting you in as though you are one of the dancers.   

When I first saw this painting posted as the April Challenge on Art Bead Scene I thought of Tanya McGuire's Lampwork Poppies.  Both have elegant graceful movement to them.   I thought the skirts looked so much like her Poppies. 

I chose the Lampwork beads with amber color and the mint green spots, added silver swirls which added another layer of movement, as do the deep gray vintage drop pearls.  

Below is a picture of the beautiful Lampwork by Tanya McGuire and what they looked like before I designed the earrings.  (The picture will link you to her Etsy page.)
I hope you are inspired to create something beautiful.

Talk to you soon ~  Jen