Thursday, April 08, 2010

FLAMENCO SERIES 2 & 3, Mixed Media on Paper, 2010

My series of flamenco dancers continues. My goal is to experiment with movement, texture, mood, energy, vitality and emotion-all of which would be the highlights in this series of drawings and paintings.



FLAMENCO SERIES 2

The inspiration for this series has come from Brian's St Louis Drawing Blog. He had an interesting post on a Flamenco dancer, Beth Steinbrenner to not only model for them but also dance while modelling. Now that's a great opportunity! I asked Brian if I could produce a series of drawings and paintings from this video clip and he agreed.



FLAMENCO SERIES 3

This is a mixed media piece that I used acrylic, gouache, coloured pencils,wax crayons, charcoal dust, graphite dust, chalk pastel, oil base pencil and water on paper.

18 comments:

Icepick said...

Amazing stuff!

adebanji said...

Thanks Icepick!

adebanji said...

Thanks Icepick!

Alexandra said...

Love them! Awesome work!

adebanji said...

Thanks Alexandra!

AC said...

These are very good!

teresa stieben said...

These are very dramatic, I like how they capture my interest with your use of mixed media.

adebanji said...

Thanks AC and Teresa!

Formerly stealth reader said...

i just come to feast my eyes on your drawings.......always love to believe if i had given arts a chance i would have been a good still life drawing artist haha but thats been since 8th grade. i choose not to lie to myself anymore, i suck! haha
I LOVE YOUR WORK....even though i dont know a thing about drawing or the lingo....................i appreciate art.
such serenity n pride!

adebanji said...

Thanks Formely steaith reader!

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Great expressed energy! Great work!

adebanji said...

Thanks Victoria!

Brian said...

Beautiful! I have a flamenco charcoal that I have been trying to resurrect. It has sat on the shelf for a few years. I may have to take it up again. Inspirational work. I particularly like how suggestive and gestural they remain.

adebanji said...

Thanks Brian!

Dana Cooper said...

I am awestruck Adebanji...beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!

adebanji said...

Thanks Dana!

Bianca said...

I can see the movement in these so clearly. I remember her dancing and you captured it just right. Beautiful!

adebanji said...

Thanks Bianca!