Saturday, February 8, 2014
This watercolor captures a beautiful moment in movement when the male dancer lifts his partner so that the audience witnesses strength, stature, grace, passion, and trust all at once. I began with a small thumbnail sketch to work out the shapes and values. I really wanted to focus most of the attention showing the female dancer suspended as light as a feather. I think the shapes and values in the watercolor turned out ok but was disappointed in the colors. The background colors are too muddy. I would have preferred a warm, dark, and luscious green for the dark backgrounds and a bit more warmth in the shadows of the figures and clothing.