Friday, December 28, 2012

Lunge to the Side

Lunge to the Side is 11" by 14" watercolour on paper mounted onto a cradle back panel. The wood sides are left unpainted and sealed with a clear varnish.
 My goal with this piece was to explore into using a more diverse pallet for skin tones as well as achieving an overall feeling of peace and concentration. Stretching is meditative for dancers and gives you time to connect with your body before you really start moving.

 My inspirational reference photo was from the impressive collection of Chris Peddicord. His dance photography is full of passion and grace and I look forward to using more of his photos for reference in the future. Be sure to check his site out!

This painting is now for sale on Etsy.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Look for the Sun

'Look for the Sun' is the first in my new dance series. I have spent the past 6 months experimenting and playing with watercolours and I am finally ready to release this work to the world. While I am always working on my figurative and colour work my big qualm regarding this project was how to mount my drawings. I am not a fan of framing and putting my work behind glass like classical watercolours. I decided to put my art into the mixed media category by adhering it to a wood cradle board and finishing it off with an archival gloss varnish.

This painting can be purchased on Etsy through this link:
Look to the Sun