Thursday, August 6, 2009

Flamenco Dancers

I've already posted one of these but decided to post the series of 4 dancers. I love red-I believe I interited this love from my Grandmother Mazie that loved red and purple. She would always use lots of color in the quilts that she made. She made me a brown & white quilt (at my request) and for years she said it was the ugliest quilt that she had made--ouch!

I was striving to lay the paint on thick and to show movement in the paintings.

7 x 5
Rhonda Hartis Smith © 2009

7 x 5
Rhonda Hartis Smith © 2009

7 x 5
Rhonda Hartis Smith © 2009

7 x 5
Rhonda Hartis Smith © 2009


Paz said...

Very cool paintings showcasing movement. I love how the red pops in each painting.


Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

They really look better than the pictures, I need you to teach me photography! Thanks Paz.

Paz said...

LOL! Your photos look perfect to me.

Paz ;-)

Brenda said...

You have really outdone yourself this time, Rhonda! I LOVE these!

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Thanks Brenda!

Suzanne said...

Your dancers look amazing. It's nice to hear about your quilt. Shakira loves purple and ended up asking my mum for a blanket that was bright pink and purple, my mum really doesnt like it but Shakira thinks its the most beautiful colours ever.

Gina said...

these are so lovely Rhonda..You've captured the movement and shimmer in the beautiful dress :)

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...


With your creative skills, I think you could design a quilt with those colors in it--could be cute. I'll have to take pictures of my family quilts and post them. Glad you love my Flamingo Dancers!

I did have fun with the satiny dress, there were so many colors from red to yellow.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

They are lovely Rhonda! I can really see the movement in the dancer and it is a unique perspective.

Pietro said...

I like these fine paintings, Rhonda.
Are they oil on canvas? And their size is 7 x 5 cm, isn't it?
Have a great Sunday!

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Thanks Pat--glad you love them!

They are oil on clayboard and the size is 7x5 inches. I've had a very laid back Sunday.

GMG said...

Hi Rhonda!
Flamenco dancers are hard to paint; but you caught them beautifully!! Excellent job!!

Blogtrotter has some more Rural Iceland before the Blue Lagoon. Enjoy and have a fabulous week!

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Hi Trotter,

Thanks so much, I'll bet you have pictures of Flamenco dancers from your many travels around the globe.

Karen said...

I say YAY about the thick paint! Love it!

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Thanks Karen, I agree!

José said...


In my opinion you've done a really good job.
I especially like how the dresses "fall" onto their bodies transmiting a convincing sensation of the female's anatomy and graciosity (did I spell this ok ? :-) ).
Da Vinci said something like : place drapes/cloths on a body without knowing anatomy and it will like a sac of potatoes.

Kind regards,


Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Thank you Jose, I did think of the anatomy while painting these. Thanks so much for sharing your opinion.