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Kelly Borsheim's Art of the Human Form

"Piano Keys"

58" X 32"
Acrylic on Canvas
© 2003
Kelly Borsheim

Private Collection
Zionsville, Indiana

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[dancer piano music hands in art]

[hand painting]

I have been wanting to work large for a while now and just decided to go for it. I am in love with dance and music, as well as having a fondness for painting hands, which many artists say are difficult to paint. Ah, but they are so expressive!

This deliciously large painting is gallery wrapped (meaning that the canvas stretches around the sides and is painted, so it needs no frame). The male dancer's reaching form is almost mirrored in the curving piano keys to the right. In the upper right corner of the painting, you will see a pair of hands reaching towards the piano keys, desperate to 'tickle the ivories.' I hope you can also see the fun addition of metallic colors (detail at left) added to certain areas of the dancer's body to highlight the action and draw your eye.

This painting Untitled with Piano Keys combining images of music and dance made its debut at the Bastrop Gallery (Texas) on Main Street on October 4, 2003. Pictured right is the dancer painting in the gallery window, with Kelly and John Borsheim posing outside the gallery after opening night calmed down. Photo by Janice Senkosky.
[dancer painting]

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