Friday, March 26, 2010

Fiery Lady

Close ups

Oil on 7x5 hardboard.

The reference for this was for WDE at Wet Canvas and was supplied by Harry. Thanks, Harry!

The emotion, drama, and color of the flamenco dancer were what attracted me this week.
I first applied black gesso for a painting surface. Love that black ground! It makes the colors dance right off the bat....(fits this subject pretty well...Lol.)

I tried to make sure that I used the brightest color, greatest contrast, and thickest paint for the focal area...the head and upper torso.
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Psalm 14: 1 The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.

Wow I Won

Don Michael, Jr. ran a contest over on his great Commenters were invited to suggest titles for four serigraphy monoprints. I can't believe it but I was one of the four winners!

My prize was a 10"x7.5" serigraphy print titled "Testament". Below.

Thanks, Don! I shall treasure it!


  1. Great color choices Dean. Lots of movement. great job.

  2. I love the list that she has going to one side. Dynamic colors--her hands are great too!

  3. What a fabulous sense of finale in this piece, Dean! She has come to the end of her performance but the dress is still flying before it settles. Wonderful work and vision, as always!

  4. Love the energy portrayed in this piece. The color palette is dynamic and certainly brings the energy to the surface. Great job.

  5. Thank you, Gary! I just came from your blog. Great landscape!

  6. Hi Celeste...Thanks. Appreciate the supportive words.

  7. Thanks, Autumn! The action sounds good when you say it. :)

  8. Thank you, Lokelani! Energy was one of the main things I was going for with this piece.

  9. You really captured the spirit of flamenco, Dean - the energy and drama. Wonderful.

  10. Also, congratulations on being one of the winners!

  11. Really great work. This one has a lot of energy in it.

  12. Thanks, Edward! Dancers are great fun to paint!

  13. Hi, Dane...Thanks for stopping in! :)


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