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Pointe Shoe Paintings

Updated on December 14, 2013

Pointe Shoe Paintings

As an artist, many of my paintings are devoted to the beauty of ballet! I have tremendous respect for dancers and for what can be expressed on the dance floor. I watch dancers in class and at rehearsal several times a week. And when the muse of ballet is with me - the beauty of it flows right through my brush.

Pointe Shoes Are Not for Pansies

Years of study, exercise, and ankle strengthening were required before taking my daughter to buy her first pair of pointe shoes. The first time I saw her rise up confidently on her toes was unforgettable for me. The lines and extension of her body reminded me of a tall willowy tree. And the illusion of weightlessness . . . . as an artist I was hooked.

Over the years I have acquired huge respect for the discipline, and the athletic ability behind what you can see on stage or on the dance floor. The strength required is often hugely underestimated. Dancers cannot show their sweat or pain as football players do. A dancer must conceal any sign of pain or exertion and make it look effortless.

A Pointe Shoe Still Life Just for You

Pointe shoes and ballet slippers can be stunning subjects for a painting. Many of my pointe shoe paintings are 5 X 7 inches and fit into a standard 5 x 7 frame or 8 x 10 frame.

However you can order your pointe shoe painting in whatever size or color scheme that works for you.

Don't Bin Your Worn Out Pointe Shoes - Send Them to Me !!

Celebrate your accomplishments as a dancer with a painting of your own ballet slippers or pointe shoes. They may be your first pair of pointe shoes, or those from a memorable performance.

How do you do this? First contact me so we can discuss the size, style and color scheme that appeals to you. I will ask you to email me a photograph or send me your used pointe shoes. They will be handled with care and returned to you.

Please contact me for details. My prices are affordable and your happiness is guaranteed.

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      WinWriter 5 years ago

      I love learning something new or hearing about a creative new idea from other lensmasters. I think your idea of personally painting ballet slippers for people is fantastic! I wish you much success on Squidoo with this! *Angel Blessed*

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      Thank you for publishing this lens. You're shown another dimension of creativity.

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      AnnRadley 5 years ago

      @PestControlEasternSuburbs: yes it is, thanks so much for your comment

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      PestControlEasternSuburbs 5 years ago

      It's such a graceful art. No wonder you like to paint it, Ann.

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      rattie lm 5 years ago

      Love your lens. Sadly, ballet was not something I was ever exposed to. I love the idea of your painting ballet shoes. Have you ever thought about painting other significant things in a person's life - could be a piano, flute,violin....

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      smartbiz38129 5 years ago

      These remind me of the Degas ballerina paintings. Nice work and love the idea that you're asking for old pointe shoes. That's awesome!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      An unusual lens. Blessed!

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      FCakir LM 6 years ago

      I visited yr site. wondefrull paintings. I would be glad if you could check my ballerina paintings on my site

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      bikerministry 6 years ago

      Great niche! I just started watercolor pencils, and I love the new eyes I have for nature, shapes and colors. Very encouraging lens, thank you.

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      I like this kind of art.

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      AnnRadley 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks very much Linda - it's nice to hear from you.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      very beautiful and i love the painting shoe, thank you for sharing

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      melmail44 8 years ago

      Very beautiful! I love the colors and feeling of your artwork. Thanks for sharing it...I'm going to visit your etsy store!

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      Pastor Kay 8 years ago

      I always loved the Edgar Degas painting of the Dance Class. Dance and painting go so well together. You do beautiful work!

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      julieannbrady 8 years ago

      Ah, pointe shoes make beautiful art -- looking forward to seeing more of this type of art. I studied ballet, but pointe was very difficult for me. My sister though excelled at it and was a beautifully talented ballerina.

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      AlisonMeacham 9 years ago

      My daughter is going en pointe next year. I look forward to it with a mixture of excitement and fear! She has been dancing for 7 years and I know she has been well prepared though. You are right that the skill and strength needed is underestimated - it just looks so effortless - people don't see the work and the pain behind it.....

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      triathlontraini1 9 years ago

      They're so beautiful! I like the simplicity of them, yet they have an energy like they would dance right off the painting. :)

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Very nice, Trish, and remember your beautiful daughter, too!

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      SherryHolderHunt 9 years ago

      Beautiful work!*****

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      richgerman 9 years ago

      very artful! so nice paintings!

      is it all yours?

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      Rya LM 9 years ago

      Lovely lens--I'll have to tell one of my friends about it who used to do ballet.

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      enslavedbyfaeries 9 years ago

      What a beautiful gift one of your paintings would make for a dancer. Truly lovely lens!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      quelle artiste! enchantee, bien sure.

      inspirational keep going!!!1

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      trisheart 9 years ago

      Beautiful art!! I love the softness and your use of colour especially in the first two. If I had money I would buy them. Great going!!!

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      Femi James Page 9 years ago

      Truly, the paintings are beautiful. Good work.

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      Achim Thiemermann 9 years ago from Austin, Texas

      You're a beautiful artist and i hope we'll see more of your work in future lenses. 5*s

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      ElizabethJeanAl 9 years ago

      Beautiful paintings and a beautiful lens.

      Lizzy :)

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      cappuccino136 9 years ago

      Your paintings are beautiful. This is a lovely lens and I hope you get lots of orders. Welcome to Squidoo!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I loved your art. Yur ballet shoes touched my heart.

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      SerenityPrayerG 9 years ago

      Beautiful, expressive artwork! Thanks for sharing! :-)

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      religions7 9 years ago

      Very beautiful.

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      Shannon Chiarenza 9 years ago from Vancouver bc

      Your paintings are gorgeous, great use of colours.

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      Linda Jo Martin 9 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Ah... beautiful paintings. I love good art.

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      teamlane 9 years ago

      Wonderful lens balletpainter! Looking forward to more lenses from you! 5*

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      bdkz 9 years ago

      Welcome to Squidoo! You're off to a great start! I gave you 5 Stars and a Squid Angel Blessing!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Great lens! Very nicely laid out. Thanks for letting me know about it!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      your paintings are wonderful.....good luck!!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Looks great, Trish! Very cool approach to getting the word out. But where did you find an "African" tiger to paint? Love, G

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      The photos of your paintings simply don't do them justice! As I held the first one in my hands, I was amazed at the details and brillance. It's great to have an artist so dedicated to our little Ballerina's! Thank you.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Trish, This work is gorgeous! As the proud owner of three of your pieces, with a fourth on the way, I can attest to the beauty and inspiration they radiate in my home. With three ballerinas in the family, it has been wonderful for us to have these lovely reminders of the passion and love of ballet. Thank you so much for your devotion to the medium!! All the best for your continued success!!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Thanks for writing! I love your lens! It's so good to meet you!