Champagne got its title from the bubbly textures and its sophisticated, and subtle colors. It sold at Wickford Art Festival this weekend and has inspired me to create a new series of drawings inspired by summer time cocktails!
Inspired by an orange Azalea flower placed against my parent's newly painted green bathroom wall, I knew I needed to do something with these colors. I started this painting with the palette as the pure inspiration. Look closely for the solo dancer, arching her back and reaching her arms. Do you see flowers? Yes, I often use flowers, and other inspirations from nature as references for the textures and dimension. Solo sold today at the Wickford Art Festival! T
Inspired by bow pose, reaching flame is a color pencil and ink drawing. This image plays with the light, airiness of negative space which is quite the opposite of the gravity fighting pose. I love how strength and struggle can often times be hidden by the beautiful lines in a pose.
Ballet intrigues me in that behind the most graceful and fluent movements is an intense and bold strength! That's where the title Bold Grace came from. More and more I've been connecting back to the lines of the figure, leaving a much stronger hint of where my inspiration is rooted.
At Celebrate! West Hartford last weekend I
Finished!! Adding oranges to this predominantly blue composition meant that I had to work the oranges back into the highlights of the blues to help to unify the piece. I added texture to the composition by inviting the small folds found in the bottom left of the painting to cross over the smooth finish of the orange sphere. I have decided to title this piece "Inside Out" because unlike my other paintings that allude to the the figures and outside appearances of the dancers this painting explains the energy and excitement that builds up in side until it is let loose to unfold into the most beautiful movements and expressions.
This is my progress as of last night. I haven't decided how I'm going to pull this painting through to completion so I've decided to let it sit for a while. I'm contemplating an opposing color to radiate from the center. The title of the piece is also something to think about. This painting is unlike most of my others in that there are no dancing figures, this painting tells the story about the build up of a dancer's anticipation until the point energy is released into energetic movements. Dancers, can you relate to this radiating energy? I'd love to hear about your interpretations.