Saturday, May 1, 2010

Moonlit dance

This girl has lots of fun and spirit but initially is a little shy. She's surveying the crowd and has just spotted the one she *really* wants to dance with.
I'm having a lot of fun with these portraits - creating imaginary stories of moments in their lives... This one was done on a black ground. Something I've seen others do but hadn't yet tried. I painted paynes gray (oil) on the panel and let it dry a couple of days. It was still tacky when I began painting. Kind of a weird sensation.
6" x 6" / oil on archival panel / $75

7 comments:

Ralph said...

Does not seem to matter how you do it or what you do it always looks just great well done Kim.

Alice said...

The dark underneath has given this painting a lot of depth and being the colour of moonlight, a lot of mood - like the longing to dance with that special someone. You've captured it all Kim.... a lovely painting.

Crystal Cook said...

I am so glad you're having so much fun with these, because I love seeing them! They are so, so lovely Kim. And I adore your imaginary stories. Fun :) You have totally nailed the look of moonlight here. I can't believe it! And her expression! Perfectness. :)

(someone just told me I use too many exclamation points, So I just had to go back and edit out about a hundred in this comment. he, he, he)

Dana Cooper said...

The color choice has me intrigued Kim but it works as a portrait and to suggest a mood...great job!

Kim said...

Ralph - Thanks! I do plenty that are crud you just don't get to see them all : )

Thanks Alice and Dana. I was really trying to get a mood so I'm glad you feel it.

And Crystal - Thanks!!! lol. I've had to catch myself as well and am sometimes guilty of adding too many smiles : ))

Mary Anne Cary said...

Awesome work, you are brave, what a nice challenge and what a nice job!

Gwen Bell said...

Great job on all three of these portraits...very expressive!