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amaze_1101
09-19-2008, 11:56 PM
Well after 6 months of lost muse I have done something at last. You may see tweeking that needs doing, so feel free find issues, otherwise it is pretty much complete. This is the fourth in my dance series and perhaps the last. Though I'm thinking of another idea for a fifth which will make a more complete set.

In the series I've tried to capture mood and/or movement, and the first three works are the tango, flamenco, and belly dance. I attempted this ballet theme earlier in the year but was dissapointed with it so it's been deleted. This latest attempt is a little more pleasing. No title yet, so I'll consider any ideas!

All c&cs welcome
24" x 30" stretched canvas
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Sep-2008/41055-Dance_4.jpg

CamiTampa
09-20-2008, 12:09 AM
Very nice. I'm impressed.
In the series I've tried to capture mood and movement
You appear to have met your goal.
Cami

susme48
09-20-2008, 12:35 AM
Wow!!!!!!

objectivistartist
09-20-2008, 12:49 AM
"Pirouette in Flame" ?

Assaf
09-20-2008, 03:19 AM
Elaine, I'm so glad you're back! The new piece has a very nice composition. The lighting could use a little touch - the leg seem to have lines around it that break the illusion of 3 dimentionality. A little softer blending on the lines where the dress hugs the leg would do the trick, and a little blue below the calf muscle may make the leg more realistic.

ExpressiveAngie
09-20-2008, 08:03 AM
oooooo movement! and wonderful movement at that...the skirt is still moving :) glad your muse isnt hididng anymore...mine hid for the last 6 months or so too ...maybe they were off together...silly muses!~

arl
09-20-2008, 08:25 AM
Beautiful composition and you certainly captured the movement.

C_Line
09-20-2008, 09:09 AM
How wonderful to see you back Elaine! You've been missed terribly. The composition of this is most dramatic - adds to your objectives nicely I'd say. Glad to see you back in the studio (where you belong).

Nitsa
09-20-2008, 10:38 AM
Stunning work...I agree, your goals seem to have been met...LOVE that reddy orange against the dark backdrop - Perfect!

LavenderFrost
09-20-2008, 12:26 PM
A really striking image, and well done.

Linee
09-20-2008, 12:44 PM
Dramatic flow of movement and color!

Ozone
09-20-2008, 04:00 PM
Elaine- some very nice work. Considering the color, you may work the name Lulu into the title.:D

Oz:)

Chia
09-20-2008, 04:05 PM
Drama & movement achieved very well! I love the flame-like skirt, and the tree shapes in the background add intrigue. Beautifully done.

amaze_1101
09-20-2008, 05:17 PM
Thanks for taking a look guys.

Robert Thanks for the title idea. I quite like that and may well use it.
Assaf I agree, I'll soften that edge you mention. Thanks for that.
Angie Hi. Glad you found your muse too. I didn't like losing mine for so long. Hope it doesn't happen again anytime soon.
Celeste thanks kiddo. I have missed you too!!!! Thought alot about you and what you might be up to. Hope you're still painting up a storm.
Oz yes, perhaps it IS Lulu dancing in her studio... lol

Thanks for the kind comments Cami Susme Arlene Nita Michelle Linda & Corelle

Bizkit
09-20-2008, 09:49 PM
wHOAH....!!!!!! This is simply incredible, there is definate movement going on here, the colors are vibrant and beautiful, the background is amazing!!!! I love this and love the size youve choosen to do it on!!!!!

Assaf
09-21-2008, 03:59 AM
Elaine, I wanted to ask - is this a full return to painting, or just a lucky break from your current job?
You're a source of inspiration for me, so I would love to see more of your works.

amaze_1101
09-21-2008, 04:15 AM
Elaine, I wanted to ask - is this a full return to painting, or just a lucky break from your current job?
You're a source of inspiration for me, so I would love to see more of your works.

Hi again Asaf. Yes I'm hoping this is solid a return to the studio. I have a commission to start following this one, and should go on to do more from there. I will however, have to take another break for a month perhaps, when we move house from New Zealand to Australia in January. There will be a lot to do so painting will probably take a back seat again for a while.

Thanks for the kind comments Bizkit :wave:

Lulu
09-21-2008, 06:12 AM
Oz yes, perhaps it IS Lulu dancing in her studio... lol


Of course it is so perhaps you should call it Lulu's Last Dance!!!!! LOL! :lol:

FABulous return to the brush girl! you sure know how to work the paint.
Interestingly, the fourth in my dance series (inspired by you) involves legs (plural) too!:)

Feeling sad that you are moving to Oz...............................no more Art Centre meets:crying: :crying: and no more skiting about the warmer temps up here in the north......:lol:

Ozone
09-21-2008, 12:54 PM
Hey wait. Lulu you promised the last dance to me.:D

Oz:)

OkeeKat
09-21-2008, 01:28 PM
WOW!! Great movement and bold colors, LOVE IT!!

Lulu
09-21-2008, 04:37 PM
Hey wait. Lulu you promised the last dance to me.:D

Oz:)

Nah Oz, might :music: step on your blue suede shoes :music:

Selahs art
09-21-2008, 04:43 PM
Wow.
excellent.:wave:

HOllyLL
09-21-2008, 07:43 PM
I love the offset of the leg..and it reflects motion and strength!!

Mz_Sketch_Pad
09-21-2008, 09:01 PM
hot stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

laudesan
09-21-2008, 09:23 PM
when we move house from New Zealand to Australia in January.Where abouts here?

Fabulous painting Elaine!!!

JJ

amaze_1101
09-21-2008, 10:37 PM
Thanks guys

JJ We are moving to Perth. Probably too far for regular visits

Lulu Hey yea, soon it will be my turn to skite about the weather for a change!! :p Looks like I'll have to go search out your dance works....

laudesan
09-21-2008, 11:11 PM
JJ We are moving to Perth. Probably too far for regular visits ...Yes it is a bit far coffee dates, but you can come stay with me any time you like a break..:)

gnu
09-22-2008, 12:29 AM
LOVE it! That colour is the best!
You are moving to Oz??? Ohhhhh, that's sad for us....
Where to?
I didn't realise you had not been painting for a while... glad you are back into it....

TxAggieDarlin
09-22-2008, 09:51 AM
I LIKE THIS very much :)