FLAMENCO SERIES I, Oil on Canvas Board, 8" x 8", 2010

dancer flamenco series oil on canvas board

This is a new series I'll be embarking on. My goal is to experiment with movement, texture, mood, energy, vitality and emotion-all of which would be the highlights in this series of drawings and paintings.

The inspiration for this series has come from Brian's St Louis Drawing Blog. He had an interesting post on a Flamenco dancer, Beth Steinbrenner to not only model for them but also dance while modelling. Now that's a great opportunity! I asked Brian if I could produce a series of drawings and paintings from this video clip and he agreed.

Detail of FLAMENCO I

This is the first of the series and I did this in oil with an impasto-flick technique. I tried to keep it all a bit abstract because that's the feel a dancer would have before one's eyes in motion, nothing is really clear. But I hope to add more variety of pose and media in the upcoming ones.

Hope to keep this series going and also another one on ballet dancers soon. I'll keep you updated.

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