Forest House Studio

Ballet Pink

by Susan Burnham Neilson
Watercolour on Clay Museum Board

14″h x 11″w
2″ deep cradled panel

Private Commission – Example – Portraits of Children


This preschool dance portrait, painted in the fall of 2018, was Neilson’s first project using watercolour paints on clay boards. This test opened the door to start exploring this material. 

Comparing two choices of materials.

Close-up preview crops

With watercolours on clay panels there is a delicate luminosity with even the subtlest colours. Rich earthy oil paints are quite different, with wonderful strengths of their own for the painter. 

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