Le Virage

I gave this a french title because I liked how it sounded. It means “turn” or “the turn.” That’s literally what this painting is; inspired by a color photo from this amazing book I have. I was captivated by this central part of the pose, and had already decided it would be in black and white only, as an accompaniment to my painting of the Pointe Shoes.

Le Virage © Monica Yother