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Dance Movement 3
Original Abstract Figure painting
Acrylics on Canvas
Size: H 60 x W 60 cm
(Please note that in situ images are purely an indication of how a piece may look).
I used to attend a life drawing group where each week a different model would adopt a series of short poses for the group to capture in pencil or charcoal – the limited time of each pose ruled out the use of paint. One of the regular models was a ballet dancer, who used the modelling sessions as occasions for a work out and continually danced through her routine moves before us as we feverishly tried to capture each pose without a chance to refine any detail – a case of seize the movement! This painting is a work-up on canvas of the images created during a session while the ballet dancer revolved before me, together with a reflection of some of the quieter, more static poses taken by some of the other models. I chose the warm yellows and oranges cooled by the blues and purples to define the ephemerality of what we were seeing.
Size: H:60 cm x W:60 cm