Every once in a while I wonder what will happen if I paint something more “traditional”. How many artists do you suppose have painted the Flamenco Dancer? – Millions!?
No promises that this painting will ever actually get done, but, the underpainting is complete using red acrylics and black gesso.
First Day of Oils
I should know better than to form opinions of my work by looking at the underpainting. After completing the prep, I was not too enthusiastic and it took me 2 months to come back to this project.
I added a splash of red in the black background and completed the top portion of the figure, including the face.
Now I am beginning to see what I was envisioning in the first place, and my passion to finish this one has been re-ignited.
As wet as this whole canvas is, I managed to not ruin it by sticking my hand in it more than about 3 dozen times!
The contrast of the red and black creates a lot of impact in this piece. The addition of the textures and turquoise stones adds enough fine detail to give the eye somewhere to roam.
I really have grown to like the mood conveyed within this piece. I think I’ll hang this one in my home and stare at it for awhile.
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