I will be sharing paintings from my Autumn Exhibition at the Frame Gallery in Odiham on my blog from time to time. This Flamenco dancer I loved from the minute I saw her in my imagination to the second my brush first touched the paper when I created her.
There is a fabulously magical flow of colour in this watercolour and the sense of movement is very strong. It is in an unusual frame that seems to harmonise with the design of the dress.The minute I saw the painting as the wrapping from the framers was removed I knew I could happily keep it!
I also know, no matter how many times I may try the magic in this watercolour cannot be repeated.
The heat of the dance,the passion in the movements taught from childhood to the experienced dancer. This to me captures the mood and atmosphere that I have felt when watching Flamenco dancers in Spain. I can hear the music and sound of feet tapping the floor, those watching are spellbound by the swirl of the skirt. So much can be said by a painting, far more than just what we see with our eyes.
Details of my Autumn show can be found on my web site