Tuesday, September 9, 2014

St. Ignacio Line Dance

St. Ignacio Line Dance       8" x 10"      oil on linen panel
This is another group of Oinkari dancers hand in hand while they do a kind of 'crack the whip' in dance form. I tried to catch the abstract shapes and color blur as they raced by. Fun to watch and paint and a real challenge as to how to approach it.

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  1. Great flow to this painting Mary. I like how the other pieces of figures support the main character.
    Refreshing to see a composition like this.

  2. Bonjour ma chère amie,

    Je suis très heureuse de te retrouver !
    Une belle manière d'entrer dans la danse avec cette somptueuse peinture. Une scène remplie d'optimisme, de mouvements... Une superbe capture.
    Je suis sous le charme tant par les couleurs que par le thème.

    Gros bisous ☼

  3. Wonderful painting, Mary!! Love all the details!

  4. I just love this...you are so great at dancers and figures in costume!

  5. Wow, MAry! Such movement and flow to this. Great work!

  6. This is one of my favorites, Mary!
    You are so good at capturing the joy of these dancers.
    What brand of linen panels do you use?

  7. This is really great. You have a good sense of movement here. Zooming in on the figures is so effective.

  8. You captured the action so well. The vibrant colors are a delight. Mary, I don't think I have ever seen a painting of yours I didn't love. I am happy to get your blog.

  9. I agree with Carol above... I am always delighted to see your new posts. This one is really unique. It is amazing how the eye automatically fills in the missing parts. I didn't realize the heads were not shown at first because it was so obvious they were dancers. I enjoyed Thursdays AHA. You are born to do it. You appear so natural.

    1. If the comment doesn't make sense I was trying to say it was because I saw the thumbnail cropped with just the middle showing. Still powerful.

  10. Thanks everyone for such nice comments! This was a bit of a risk, but I think I'm happy with most of it and may try something similar again. Julie, I think all the co-hosts for AHA sounds so professional and just right.....except for myself! Isn't that just the way? Thanks for listening, it's great to hear that.


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