Grace ~ Flamenco Dancer in Red

Grace ~ 6″ x 6″ oil on canvas SOLD
Today I have another Flamenco Dancer to share with you. I have it up for bid on DailyPaintworks, so if you’d like an opportunity to own a piece of my work for a very affordable price, click on the Bid Now button above.
I am captivated by dance, especially flamenco and ballet. I’ve always been hopeless at anything choreographed so I am left watching in awe at the passion and energy and pure worship that can be conveyed by these amazing women. I feel like, by painting them, I can capture some of that passion for myself.
I have always loved to dance, and have a good sense of the beat, but I have never been great at learning the steps. Now that I’m older, I’d love to take salsa or flamenco classes, but they don’t offer anything like that here…hmmm, maybe a suggestion to bring up with the Art’s Council!

Ole`! Flamenco Dancer

Ole!!  6″ x 6″ oil on canvas panel
For sale on ebay starting Sunday, 6 pm PST
The fourth in the Flamenco dancer series. I had fun with this one, especially on the hands…I’m proud of them! lol!
Ole!! 6 x 6 oil on canvas panel (New photo!:))

Again, the quality of the photo really doesn’t do justice to the original at all. There’s glare on it that I couldn’t get rid of in photoshop, and the background is lacking the richness in color that’s really there. You’ll just have to take my word for it! I can’t wait to get my frames for these. I found a great company in Kelowna that makes beautiful plein air frames that will fit these perfect. www.classicgalleryframing.com. Their prices are reasonable, and they ship to my teeny tiny nowhere town.

Flamenco dancer

“Bonita” 6 x 6 oil on canvas (New photo)

This has been a fun little series for me. It’s neat to explore a set color scheme and subject matter, and see how many ways you can find to fill it. I have to thank Aline Salazar on Flickr for her wonderful reference photos. I have changed it to suit my own tastes, but I got the idea from her.
This photo is horrible, unfortunately. I can’t seem to photograph anything with dark backgrounds successfully, and the contrast is a bit off. It hasn’t picked up the richness of the colors of her flesh, either, but oh well. I’ve tried to tweak it in photoshop, to no avail. We do what we can with what we have! At least the expressiveness is there. This will be up for sale on ebay on Sunday night, 6 pm PST.

Senorita

“Senorita” 9″ x 12″ oil on canvas

I have to try to get a better photo of this one, without the blur and the glare, but nonetheless, it’s still one of my favorite paintings to date. I’m getting better with the loose brushstrokes, and this one literally flew off of the brush. It was really inspiring to achieve exactly what I was going for in this painting. It doesn’t happen for me that often. The looseness worked, the colors worked…and thanks very much for the great contributors at WetCanvas for the great reference photo.