This new painting was lovely for me to paint. I was able to use some of the sketches I did a while ago at the Royal Ballet’s rehearsal in London and put them into a composition. The thought behind this composition was in response to so many posts on social media about how lock-down has affected people. Some have been inspired to do great feats for charity, others have taken up new hobbies and some have succumbed to mental problems. For me, getting outside and setting myself a task has been the best medicine but I’m sure if I could dance like this I would whirl around whatever outside/inside space I could find and let the music of the dance transport me to happy places, just as I was painting this picture.
Acrylic on canvas 45 x 60cm