Two miniatures cover the theme of dancing couples. The second is based on Rustemul, a dance my wife and I did for a fair she helped organize in Panama. We served there as Peace Corps volunteers. $50 each or prints (see the “To Purchase” tab at top of each post)
Couple Dances , ink, ink, 13.8 c 8.5 cm, 4.5 inches by 5.5, inches
Couple Dances 2, ink, ink, 13.8 c 8.5 cm, 4.5 x 5.5 inches
Go, Figures started life as a regular modeling session but in acrylics, not the usual way to go. It evolved into this. The background is inspired by František Kupka’s Mme Kupka (1910). He was a Czech artist and she his wife. I saw the painting at the Nieu Gallery in NYC, at a special exhibit that included some of Klimt’s famous paintings.
Go Figures , acrylic on paper, 13″ x 20″, 33 x 38 cm
Continuing the exploration of music related themes, here I add the movement of the arm and the swing of the leg to contrast with the movement in the background. This is acrylics on paper. The curvaceous movement of the leg ties with the curve of the contrabass, as they seem to dance across the stage. Strong and unusual colors make the painting dance off the wall.
Detail, Bass Violin Player, acrylics, A3, 29.7 x 42 cm, 11.5″ x 16.5″
The paintings and drawings in this video slide show were done at Palau de la Musica, Valencia. They explore the state of mind we experience as music transports us to a semi dream-like state. The paintings and drawings in this video slide show were done at Palau de la Musica, Valencia. They explore the state of mind we experience as music transports us to a semi dream-like state. The music is Arco de Noe by Oscar Navarro, a Valencian composer. He was in the audience the day we heard this piece.
This takes place in the music hall in the lower level of the Palau de la Musica, in Valencia, Spain. It is one of only three remaining in a large series of paintings. They originate with miniature pen and ink drawings done in the audience at the Palau. They explore the state of mind we experience when we listen to music, in this case that of symphonic bands. There is a dream like state some experience where we are in between a zone.
Palau de Musica Circular Stage, 56 x 76 cm 23 x 30″ acrylics on canvas
This started life as a drawing at Palau de la Musica. I enlarged the original, a tiny 2 x 4″ and put it on the canvas board, then painted in with acrylics. See also Two Fiddles at the Palau, a version of this based on the very same drawing.
Two Brown Fiddles at the Palau, acrylics on canvas board, 40 x 50 cm, 16 x 20″
Contrabass at Palau de la Musica, the pen and ink done on site