Closer to the abstract. Focused more on the meaning and significance of the subject than the actual result. Boy, I need to get back to that and dig deeper within myself! I did not paint in oil yet.
© Dance of Life, Watercolor, St.Germain
Just for the sake of repetition: when I came to the USA in the second half of the eighties, watercolors were in Holland my home country considered as a preparation for an oil painting. Watercolor hardly had a right back then as a separate painting medium. Fortunately things have changed by now. For me to do this was a definite turn in my view of art.
They are dancing in a cave on the rocks. I thought that it looks interesting in black and white, also because it focuses on the movement, more than on the colors.
Tell me, which one you like better, the black and white, or the colored version...(on ART NOTES - click on top gadget of right side bar)
The crystals in the ceiling part of the cave are obtained by sprinkling Epson salt on the watercolor, before it dries up.
The rocks are painted in the form of a sea creature. It symbolizes change through the generations. Each generation is dancing their own dance.
When you hop over to ART NOTES you'll see all of it with the real colors.
TWO dances are going on...do you see it?
*NOTE: today I'm leaving for a weekend with 2 of my kids and their families up North...so I'll be back on Tuesday to answer your comments!
Have an enjoyable Memorial weekend, bloggie friends!