Impressionism is one of my favourite art styles and Degas often used my favourite medium, pastels! It was hard to chose a work of his that would translate to nails. I thought this one, “Dancer Tilting” would, but I can’t say I’m too happy with the final result.
I wanted to capture the marks made by the pastels, but with a brush and nail polish this proved quite hard.
On fake nails I started with a bronze base to mimic the undertone of the paper. I then sketched in the dancer and some details in watercolour paint and filled it all in with various coloured nail polishes. After a couple of coats of matte top coat, it was all looking a bit muddy, so I went back in with the watercolour and added details in black, dark brown and white.
Til next time, when Andy Warhol comes to visit…..