Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Balance Beam 1 and 2

These are the first two in a series of original 15" x 20” framed Prisma pencil paintings I am doing on balance beam routines.

Balance Beam 1

In the early years of balance beam competition the beam surface was plain polished wood which was much more slippery than the suede or leather covered beams that have been in use since the 1980’s.

Prior to the 1970’s beam routines were based more in dance movements and poses than in tumbling routines.

Most of the routines performed at the higher levels were composed with combinations of walkovers, rolls, handstands, poses and leaps.

Aerials were unheard of, considering the most difficult skill performed was a back handspring.

Balance Beam 2

Congratulations to returning collector Champions Gymnastics of Peterborough, Ontario on their purchase of these two paintings.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and enjoy the artwork. I hope you will return often.