Original oil painting produced on stretched 91cm x 61cm canvas using a knife, mixing only on the canvas using a limited colour palette.<p>There’s many more figurative, dance and portrait fine art original oil paintings, pastels and gicleé prints on my website: ryoung-art


ballerina, ballet, beautiful, beauty, dance, dancer, dancing, female, lady, woman, modern, slim, toned, pointe, jazz, briefs, short hair, back, bum, ass, shoulders, contemporary, emotional, moody, evocative

I began oil painting at the age of 12, turned to commercial art in 2003 and have developed my own personal style through exhaustive self tuition and ‘burning’ the midnight oil ever since. I display my artwork on my website, in galleries, publications, shows and exhibitions Worldwide.
The style of my artwork is contemporary realism, influenced and inspired by the romanticism of my favourite post renaissance Masters. All painted with a knife, a limited colour palette and mixing on the canvas!

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  • TextureoftheSin
    TextureoftheSinabout 5 years ago

    Stunning work! Again your capture of light is superb

  • carss66
    carss66about 5 years ago

    fantastic lighting and image

  • JennyMac
    JennyMacabout 5 years ago

    Oh wow… just so beautiful! The light is awesome… : )

  • SharonD
    SharonDabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful lighting and work.

  • Lynsye Medalia
    Lynsye Medaliaabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic lighting! I cannot believe that you’ve achieved this with only mixing on the canvas! Brilliant! Pure grace!

  • Thanks Lynsye. Mixing on the canvas saves so much time, which is in very short supply for me!

    – Richard Young

  • ambient-1
    ambient-1almost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous work!

  • skinnyman
    skinnymanalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely work, All the above for the lighting…excellent.

  • vampvamp
    vampvampalmost 5 years ago


  • Joanna 888
    Joanna 888almost 5 years ago

    Beautiful painting

  • JRobinWhitley
    JRobinWhitleyover 4 years ago

    Very nice.

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