Nothing offers bigger freedom than splash of water and beautiful pigment on white paper. In this world of infinite possibilities just a few brush strokes of a painter can make or break entire lives of fictional characters. Much like watercolor ballerinas painted by New Jersey based artist of Russian descent Yulia Shevchenko, aka Yulia She. Captured in singe moment in time these images portray graciousness of ballerinas with their perfect posture, and vivid costumes, interacting with the audience perfectly.
Watercolor is my passion, my life… after my son and husband. Furthermore, I take an inspiration mostly from I love most- aesthetic of movement(dance, ballet), beauty of nature( flowers, wildlife), grace of shape (dancing people, architecture, big cats, small cats,).
I use it because of its transparency, lightness and, sometime, unpredictable, which lead to improvisation.
So far, from my experience, I realize, I get most pleasure, when I paint ballerinas. And I plan to make set of this gracious, but so full of strength, dancing fairies. But, overall, I’m full of different ideas, that I hope to implement with time. So, stay tuned, and you’ll see.
Watercolor ballerinas, and so much more!
Being watercolor enthusiast myself, I can immediately relate to this brilliant, fluid pieces. If you would like to hang one of these beauties on your wall you can buy them on Yulia’s Etsy shop. However, her art is not limited by ballerinas only. If you browse to her profile you will be able to see wonderful animal, flower, and landscapes collections as well. Enjoy!
Visual content courtesy of Yulia She.