Thursday, April 01, 2010

Rockin' - original oil figurative painting by Connie Chadwell


This loosey goosey painting was done from gesture drawings of dancers and I thoroughly enjoyed painting it.  The drawings look kind of like scribbles - I think I've posted some of them before - but I can 'read' them.  You'd probably look at my gesture drawings and ask "Hunh?" and wonder how on earth I came up with the final product.  Gesture drawings are a kind of shorthand that you can build upon right on top of the drawing.  That's not what I did here, but building on top of the gesture is one of my favorite things to do.  Once you have the gesture, you can stop any time and have a finished product.

"Rockin'" is 6 x 6" on Gessobord.  Thanks for stopping by! Sold

4 comments:

Ralph said...

That takes me back to the 60s I played in a band jiving and the twist were the in things. You capture the feelingsmakes me smile. Thank you.

Anthony Duce said...

Great movement and the woman looks so fantastic caught up in the music. Thanks

Connie said...

What nice memories, Ralph - I love the music from the 60s! Thanks so much for your comment!

Connie said...

Thank you Tony - that's so nice to hear!