Verde – flamenco dancer




Flamenco en verde was created in 2017. This oil painting on canvas of 40x40x3  cm is part of a series of flamenco paintings. I like to work in series. Painted with acrylic paint, using brushes and a pallet knife. When the painting was still wet I also sprinkled a little special glitter over the painting, giving it an extra magical feel, depending from which angle you are viewing the work. Many of my flamenco dancers are looking away, contemplating, not dancing. I like to give my dancers a sense of mystery. Flamenco en verde depicts a flamenco dancer staring away over the Mediterranean Sea. I was inspired to create this series of flamenco dancers by the dancers I saw at a flamenco show in the village where I live, La Herradura in southern Spain, part of the province of Andalusia, which is the cradle for flamenco music and dance. I don’t use live models and paint from my imagination. I like the viewer to perceive an atmosphere, a sense of the location, the passion and colours of southern Spain, but I also invite people to watch my art with their intuïtion. If it speaks to them, then my story is not so relevant, the story in my art becomes the story of the viewer.

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