View Full Version : Flamenco

08-25-2005, 11:24 AM
I don't think i'm finished yet but have to let it stand on my easel for a bit. Reading Nick's Tarantella tutorial made me want to do this. As usual i got carried away and didn't follow his tut as much as i wanted :rolleyes:
Doesn't take much to loose control just give me a hairdryer and a spraybottle

Here it goes


The colours don't seem right on this photo (too big to scan)

It's on 300gr paper, 50x65cm, WhiteNights wc and about 3 liters of water ;)

Let me know what you think



08-25-2005, 11:41 AM
I think this is great. I'm glad you didn't stick completely to Nick's tutorial. Don't get me wrong, I love Nick's work, but I think you used it the way he intended -- as a springboard for your own work. This shows your own personal style and finesse, and I think this will be a fantastic piece once it's hanging on the wall.

It has such a great vibe. I love all the loose lines and color -- I think it fits perfectly with the title and truly echoes what a flamenco dancer is all about. Don't fiddle with it too much, I'd hate to see it loose it's bold color and vitality.

08-25-2005, 11:55 AM
Thank you Sara!
That's why i have to leave it alone for a bit, i'm afraid to ruin it if i fiddle around too much.



08-25-2005, 04:09 PM

It has the passion and movement of the Flamenco. I like your pallet and the way you've applied the paint. Well done.

My college roommate was a flamenco dancer. It was fun to watch her practice and use her castanets. The poor girls that lived in the apartment below us didn't think so though. :rolleyes:


08-25-2005, 07:38 PM
Move this to the Gallery, girlfriend!


08-25-2005, 11:02 PM
Yes do, this is a beautiful painting, so rich, it is wonderful!!!!

08-26-2005, 02:47 AM
Yep, I wouldn't touch it either.. hang it :D

Cattleprod Karl
08-26-2005, 02:42 PM
Beautiful work! Love the colors and the style. Slap a mat on that baby and hang 'er up.

08-26-2005, 02:47 PM
I agree, your done. The movement is there, the color is there and the fire of Flamengo its all there.

08-26-2005, 02:53 PM
WONDERFULLLY alive!! Yes...it is finished...move it to the gallery & FRAME IT!!

08-26-2005, 05:29 PM
Hey, you guys make me blush :o
Don't really know what to say
THANK YOU for liking it!!!
Whenever i do these wild paintings i get completely unsure or myself.
I had this art teacher who told us we had to suffer and struggle to pull off a great painting and with most of my work i don't suffer at all. Fact is I LOVE IT and enjoy it a great deal! Guess i'm just not the maso kind :rolleyes:

Thanks again {{{{y'all}}}}


08-30-2005, 02:33 PM
So, I agree with each post's enthusiasm, I too think it is allive, filled with passion and marvellous. Didn't say so because I thought I'd give my praise in the gallery AND IT ISN'T THERE?????????

Jutta, put it there already, will you!!!!

08-30-2005, 03:35 PM
whispering to Uschi: it is already in the gallery :D
I'm glad you like it, means a lot to me !!!!



08-30-2005, 07:19 PM
Hi Jutta... I didn't see this in the Gallery, either... sorry for being so late to your thread... This is absolutely rich in colour and movement! Your experiment was 100% successful!

08-31-2005, 12:18 PM
I opened this post and when I scrolled down and saw the painting, my gut reaction was "Ooooo!" this is wonderful. I can hear that sexy Spanish guitar!