Master Study - "Dancers at the Bar" after Edgar Degas - 16"x12" - Acrylic on Canvas


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Original Acrylic Painting on Gallery Wrapped Canvas by Jacob Secrest

Backstory: At the beginning of 2022, I was looking for some small job a couple of times a week to get me out of the house for a bit because I was going a bit stir-crazy. That’s when miss Emi told me the art teacher at her elementary had left and they hadn’t had art for awhile. I looked it up and it was only a couple days a week, and even though it was more hours than I wanted cause it was 2 full school days, I figured I could do it for the last few months til the end of her school-year. Plus Emi really wanted me to do it!

For one of the projects I did with the kids, I ordered one 30”x40” large canvas for each grade to paint til the end of the year. In each class, I’d have a group of 4-5 work on the large painting while the rest works on something else. I went over some of the famous artists, and I chose a painting from various artists for each grade to paint. The artists I picked for each grade were K-Jackson Pollock, 1st-Vincent Van Gogh, 2nd-Georgia O’Keeffe, 3rd-George Seurat, 4th-Pablo Picasso, 5th-Edgar Degas, and 6th-Claude Monet.

Within the first week of starting these, I realized it’s pretty hard for the students to paint from just a photo. So I decided I’d do a 12”x16” painting of each grades’ painting for them to reference. With mine, they could more easily see brushstrokes and paint thickness. It’s also always a very good education for me when I do a master’s study. Each time I’ve painted one, I learn so many new things about colors, design, and techniques. Now that school’s ended and they’re no longer needed as a reference for the students, each of my 7 pieces are available.

Note: This piece is priced unframed. Message me before purchasing if you want it framed!

Title: “Dancers at the Bar” (1888) after Edgar Degas
Year: 2022
Size: 16"x12"
Materials: Acrylic Paint, Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Condition: Excellent

Having suppressed painting for many years in pursuit of my education and supporting a young family, I have rekindled my love for art when I painted an “Umbrella Girl” painting for my daughter and saw the joy and excitement in her eyes.

This is a 100% original painting, hand-painted and signed by me – Jacob Secrest. The colors in the image may be slightly different due to lighting. You are buying directly from the artist, and it ships from Idaho.

Do not hesitate to contact me with questions! I speak English and Spanish.

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