Saturday, July 18, 2009

Tango Sizzle - original oil pastel figurative painting by Connie Chadwell

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I just love working with oil pastels on Stonehenge black paper! This painting is about 11 x 8".
I'm off to mow the backyard before it gets really hot.
Talk about sizzle!
Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend!

14 comments:

Peggy Feltmate said...

Oh, I LOVE this one! The movement in it is wonderful, and yes you can feel the sizzle between the two dancers, too! Thanks for sharing it!
Peggy

Naquaiya said...

A very delicious and intense work. I love the tango.

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

Wonderful movement Connie. That paper does look like fun. And I love the whole series you just did of the dancers. Tango Dip, especially melty. While you die of the heat, we're still lighting the woodstoves, which also puts one into a sour mood (in July, for heaven's sake).

Parapluie said...

Your Tango series captures the spirit of the Tango. I appreciate the point of view you have taken for each pose. The angles you chose and the postures of the male are great for showing feeling. I think your process of doing gesture drawings of live dancers pays off in an energy that can not come through photographs. Also the selection of color sizzles. I can hear the music when I look at your paintings.

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

I don't like oil pastels at all but you really put them to great use and effect. A lovely piece showing elegant movement.

Connie said...

Hi Peggy - I'm so glad you like this - I loved doing it! Thanks for stopping by - I very much appreciate your comments!

Connie said...

Thank you, Naquaiya! I love the tango, too; it's so beautiful and emotional!

Connie said...

Hi Dale - thank you so much for your nice comments - glad you like the tango pieces. I can't believe your weather - we're absolutely steaming here. Maybe you could send a little of the chill down this way!

Connie said...

Hi Diane - I really appreciate your visiting my blog and am so glad you enjoyed my tango paintings! Hope to see you here again soon!

Connie said...

Hi Bill - thank you for your nice comment - I appreciate it! You should reconsider oil pastels, though, they're really wonderful!

marge said...

Hi Connie, I love your "tangos" but this one is special! I have oil pastels that have never left their box. You inspire.

Connie said...

Thank you, Marge! I hope you'll take those oil pastels out of the box and give them a try!

n warner said...

Hi Connie,
This has got such energy and verve!
Wonderful!!!

Lots of movement too...

Nina

Connie said...

Thank you Nina! It was one of those fun things!