Dancing Studies

I usually create studies for large commissioned paintings. Although my studies are loose and abstract they often can stand alone as their own paintings. These were painted in gouache and acrylic. I also used collage — painted papers, tapa cloth and other fabrics — on heavy watercolor paper. I was aiming to capture the feelings of  joy and celebration with bold colors and textures.

Dancing Study 1
15″w x 22″h (framed 19.5″ x 27″), collage, acrylic and gouache on heavy watercolor paper
Dancing Study 2
15″w x 22″h (framed 19.5″ x 27″), collage, acrylic and gouache on heavy watercolor paper
Dancing Study 3
18″w x 15″h (22.5″ x 19.5″ framed), collage, acrylic and gouache