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.
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