Sunday, 16 December 2007

Dancing with the Devil

Pastel on paper, A5: I keep coming up with these ides for paintings and don't know when I'll get the time to do them. Like this one. Playing around with figures and how I can combine them to make something new. Dancing is always a favourite theme as it brings both male and female together, but how to make it more interesting? I am always looking for situations away from the traditional or 'normal' (whatever that is) to make a more dramatic image. Here I have placed what appears to be the female figure against the dominant male (?) who is naked and coloured a dangerous red for dramatic effect. This could be Salsa at the Copacabana. I can feel the rythm and my feet can't stop moving to the beat!

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