November 7, 2008

Grace and a Dancer in a Red Dress

When we returned home from our trip to Charlotte, there was an e-mail waiting for me from the South Carolina State Fair apprising me of two more small art awards - one for a mosaic mask and the other for an oil painting, "Forward Leap." The painting, "Forward Leap," features Zenaida Broom dancing with her figure repeated again in the back round crowd. It was painted spontaneously, the forms somewhat amorphous. I tried to capture in the gestural paint strokes, that incorporeal feeling of people in motion as they dance.
With these two more awards, I had a total of five. But the biggest challenge, and the greatest reward was yet to come.

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