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Deano
06-22-2013, 05:21 PM
Thanks for hosting and all the great pics to choose from, Joel! :clap:

I chose the dancer. She reminded me of the poem "Dance Like There's Nobody Watching"..Auth. unknown. I removed the band and the horses so it was more easily painted in the allotted time. This was done entirely with a painting knife. I like the energetic/vibrating surface and the unresolved areas that resulted.

This is oil on a 7x5 canvas panel.

C&C welcome. Thanks for taking a peek. :)

Done at 2 hrs.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Jun-2013/34493-DSCN3991.JPG

Close ups
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Jun-2013/34493-DSCN3992.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Jun-2013/34493-DSCN3993.JPG

Greenbrier33
06-22-2013, 06:06 PM
Sensational. I showed it to all my friends here at the biergarten.

Dave

jlloren
06-22-2013, 07:06 PM
Another superb work from the master! Great take on the dancer Dean - and beautiful title too.

The colors, the movement, the background - all make this a wonderful piece! Bravo!:clap: :clap: :clap:

artsy_lissa
06-22-2013, 11:02 PM
:clap: Masterful execution. Love this ~Lissa

connievanwinssen
06-23-2013, 04:47 AM
Very good! Appropriate colours too:)

crispur2005
06-23-2013, 05:35 AM
Brilliant!!

Scotkatidid
06-23-2013, 10:52 AM
Beautiful, Deano - the colors are s-o-o rich and vibrant!

RubyRedDog2
06-23-2013, 12:58 PM
Beautiful, love the crop!

Gail

skappy
06-23-2013, 04:15 PM
Very good Deano love the reds
Robert

robertsloan2
06-23-2013, 05:27 PM
Wow! Love all the painterly texture, bold colors, strong powerful rendering! Beautiful painting.

kordelia
06-24-2013, 11:13 AM
again, my favorite b/g..... love your colors, Boo............................

Rundun
06-24-2013, 02:48 PM
Just love it,what a great idea to put the dancer by herself.Imelda

KreativeK
06-24-2013, 03:12 PM
It is very fluid and vibrant, Dean. Love this!

dabblerdot
06-24-2013, 05:21 PM
Brilliant work, aside from the usual superb technique, I am very taken by the perfect tilt of her shoulders that you captured.... you can imagine her body's next movement. Bravo !:clap: :clap:

Mary Y
06-25-2013, 01:05 AM
Deano, I like how you gave her a story. Beautiful figure painting & your knife work is excellent.

guilliame
06-25-2013, 07:29 AM
Hey Deano:wave: absolutely gorgeous:clap: I do love your textures in oils makes we want to give it a go:eek:

Deano
06-25-2013, 09:11 AM
Thanks for all your very kind and supportive comments, fellow WDEers!

Laure n! What a nice surprise to have you stop in! It's been a long time. I hope you're going to contribute one of your beautiful works to this week's event. :)

Paulafv
06-25-2013, 01:28 PM
Vibrant background colors are a great foil for the graceful dancer.

Kitty69
06-25-2013, 01:35 PM
Beautiful painting!

eyepaint
06-25-2013, 07:30 PM
Wonderful painting!!

In regard to the line "dance like there's nobody watching", the internet claims several people have this incorporated into poems, songs, or speeches. One article, yes it's a wikipedia article, credits William Watson Purkey.

Purkey closed his speeches with the following poem, and it has made it into the public domain.

"You've gotta' dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.
(And speak from the heart to be heard.)”
—William W. Purkey

Although Purkey is the source of this quotation, it has been attributed to many others.

Lines from it were included in the song "Come From the Heart" written by Susannah Clark and Richard Leigh in 1987. A modification of the quote is also found in the song "Get Fighted" by Canadian post-hardcore band Alexisonfire, appearing on the album Watch Out! released in 2004. from wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Watson_Purkey)

surob
06-25-2013, 09:19 PM
Deano. This is really wonderful. Yes, she is dancing like nobody or everybody is watching.

rozzi
06-27-2013, 03:51 AM
I missed this one first time round - sorry. But this is one exciting painting Dean. Those red hot colours against the cool in her dress are just wonderful.

m50paul
06-27-2013, 05:04 AM
Simply amazing love the color and texture......

breadmerchant
06-27-2013, 10:09 AM
Deano...superb...You know how I love knife paintings...especially yours...Like the sensation and mystery and limited palette...well done!..fav!

oty
06-28-2013, 07:49 AM
beautiful!!!

Lake of Trees
06-28-2013, 12:17 PM
Beautiful patterns of color. I really like the texture in the piece as well! You also captured her movement well too! Action piece!