Given that most of my current figurative work is rather serious, I counteract the weightiness by completing paintings simply because they are beautiful and fun. In this painting I used colours in an abstract background to accentuate the movement of the dancer and her “ribbon”.
Dancers fascinate me. They can move in ways I can only dream of, and I appreciate their fluidity, elegance, strength and grace. An excellent dancer moves with presence and purpose, yet makes it look effortless. I aim to do the same with paintings, and like artists of every ilk, I express in order to affect others.
The photograph here is too blue, the actual painting is more like the colours in the painting entitled “Playful”; each painting stands alone, or together.
Size: 24 x 36″ (61 x 91cm)
Medium: Oil on Deep Canvas