Several years ago I painted a Flamenco dancer series. My Flamenco Dancer IV was the painting featured in many of my shows, used on the cover of the Valero CD made by the Otterbourne Brass Band in "England, the cover painting for the Dade Heritage Trust in Miami, FL for an historic fund raiser invitation and one of the most visited paintings on my website over the years.
I put a couple paintings in the drawer and the one you see below has been cropped, and the background refreshed. It was painted on Yupo so it is very fragile when not sealed so there needed to be some touch-ups. I decided to center the focus on the shoes rather than the dancer because the footwork of the dance is so complex and important. Though I had reworked it in December it has never been published on my website or been in a show. So tonight I bring it out as part of this Challenge.
Sharing my paintings with others is one of the joys in my life. Educating others about how I paint and the media I use is very important and why I wanted to reach out through this blog. Hope you will add a comment about what you see.