Friday, 9 March 2012


I posted on my flickr account the original ink sketch of this Spanish dancer. .. but afraid the blogger is not working well and has created these bands. Its Saturday and tried to upload again and ok this time round!

Here it is finished in acrylic inks and soft Liquitex acrylic paints. Painting size 10" x 16" on canvas sheet to be put into a double mount and silver frame.

The guitarist at the back has been added to create an image to go with the show title of

IN RESPONSE TO MUSIC being exhibited at the Dereham gallery during the Dereham Music Festival in May.

Have any of you been having the same trouble uploading images as I have of late. ????????? Its why I haven't posted recently. I have tried four times to upload these and each time they have gone into bands of colour, ie the yellow at the bottom of the finished work. I have given up and decided to let you see what I can upload - if you are interested in the original ink sketch please check out my Flickr account (see side bar for link).

I now plan to create a group of dancers in red with the guitarist more prominent. Not sure how it will go.

My ideas have come from a visit to Majorca with my daughter and her eldest some years back when we had a dance troup entertain us one evening at the hotel. The spotted dress has always stayed in my mind.


RH Carpenter said...

Looks good, Joan. When I saw the first one, I thought you were doing something semi-abstracting to the figure! ha ha No problems posting on my end. I do see you've changed your blog format (butterflies and swirls on the sides) so maybe it has to do with choosing a new blogger theme?

Sandra Rowney said...

I like the dancer! Full of life and movement. Looking forward to our visit to the Hockney exhibition on Wednesday, should be inspirational.

Barb Sailor said...

I really like the action and movement you have captured in this painting of the Spanish dancer.

Christiane Kingsley said...

I really like this painting, Joan. Great dancer! The diagonal lines add such great movement that goes well with the flamenco theme.

Sue Pownall said...

No probs here either. What bands of yellow? Why don't you just post it directly from flickr then edit the text in the post once it's in blogger?