Monday, February 23, 2009

Hot Tango - original oil figurative painting


I've hesitated to post this painting because it is similar to another one I did recently, just smaller. But I really love this little painting - it's looser and more juicy than I usually do. Note to me - don't strive for precision, or what passes for precision with me, just let go. It's 7 x 5" on gessoed board.
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8 comments:

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

So tell me Connie - are you out there on the dance floor as well or only taking photos, or painting real fast?

Pam Holnback said...

Just discoverd your blog. I love your figures. Your dancers look like they're having fun, and so do you.

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

Connie, it's the BEST! I wonder at your hesitation. Great BG value adds to the sultry mood. The female dancer's head on his shoulder and her left leg's long stretch bring such life to it. And then the tender way he looks at her. Oh wait, this is tango. Not tender then, maybe something else. I could go on. I love it. All movement and mood.

r garriott said...

VERY passionate! You've really captured the energy of the dance.

Connie said...

Thanks, Pam, for your nice comment. Yes, I think we're all having a good time!

Connie said...

Wow! Thanks Dale! I appreciate it!

Connie said...
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Connie said...

I just sit with my small sketchbook and do quick gesture drawings. Since dancers move faster than I can draw, I just get bits and pieces, but it's enough. I'm not sure I would be allowed to take photos.