Wednesday, February 2, 2011

"A Break for the Bellydancers"

12"x12"
Oil on Board
$300 plus $10 domestic s/h
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I've been working on this painting on and off for the past week.  I really like the subject and the composition, the interaction of the figures and the way I was able to capture the moment.  I have to say, though, that it is sure a challenge to go from doing all these little 6x6 paintings to larger ones.  There's alot of things I like about this painting, but I miss the immediacy that comes with the little paintings and the focus on the shapes.  It is so easy to get caught up in details and to start "noodling" around with the larger versions!  I am sure I'll be working with this subject again to focus more on simple shapes and values.  Another thing about this and the other two bellydancing paintings I did is the light--there were yellow, red and blue lights all influencing the subject--interesting to work with that!

3 comments:

Janice said...

What a great subject! Full of life!

Shirley Fachilla said...

Your belly dancers in motion are just outstanding and this one is such a nice composition.
In our open studio, we've had belly dancer models but never dancing... what a lack!

Paula K. Cravens said...

I love belly dancing, the music, the costumes. This is a great series. I am intrigued by the covered up costumes here, they look turkish and kind to a "mature" figure.