The Dancer

     

 

 

This painting was created intuitively with no preliminary sketches or direction in mind at the outset.  Rather I played with the paint and the use of alcohol to achieve some interesting textures and then allowed the art to speak to me.  I began to see the image of the woman emerging and through the use of painting both positively and negatively I was able to create the image of the dancer.  These pieces are fun to do and give a lot of room for playfulness and experimentation.  Painting in this manner helps me "stay loose" when I approach my other more representational pieces..