What Color is The Tango?

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red orange
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…or Flamenco?
These few paintings are the part of my new Dancing Collection (in Abstract– Décor – Collage gallery). It
started when I asked myself a question: what color are the dances such Tango,
or Flamenco, or classical ballet? And this question led to an idea to create a
several series of paintings:
·       
Dancing Fire (part of it you see now)
·       
Dancing Water (coming in the near future)
·       
Dancing Wind (need to work on color palette first)
I think that certain dances definitely apply to the descriptions
above as well as certain colors.
For instance, Tango and Flamenco are just begging for Scarlet Red,
Electric Yellow, and Burned Siena.
One of the legends about the origins of Tango is that it came from
Buenos Aires, Argentina; which at the end of the 19th century had quite
a diverse place. A good mix of immigrants from Italy, Spain, Britain, Poland,
Russia, Germany and other European countries brought their touch to the
creation of this pulsating dance. Between 1910 – 1913, Tango was introduced to
Paris and later spread across the Atlantic quickly becoming an international
phenomena.
On another hand, Flamenco dance is pure Spanish and has a long
history going back to 1700s. One legend states that it was named after a
gracious bird flamingo. As that bird Flamenco resembles a beautiful dance of
exotic creature. Different legend claims that Flamenco is the traditional dance
of Spanish Gypsies (flamencos) from Andalusia. 
Both Tango and Flamenco are hot and vibrant, just like their Fire
colors. There is no doubt that a spicy flickering fire is involved in their
music and provocative moves.
This is my color tribute to dance and music.
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6”x4” Winsor & Newton Watercolors on 140 Cold Pressed Paper


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Is Abstract Real?

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Is abstract
real? In terms of realism.. 

How do we name an abstract painting and how does
this apply to a viewer’s life experience? These and other questions I’ve
discussed with the Maryland artist Kimberly Goodge last week when my husband
and I were traveling to Baltimore and Washington, DC. As the artist who focuses
mostly on realistic paintings I couldn’t imagine myself to paint abstract
impressions. It just did not fit my style of careful approach to the painting,
learning the details, and thinking of composition many times before touching the
paper. Kim inspired me to look at the painting abstract process differently;
she encouraged me to try and not to be afraid. And I did. 

I’ve decided to name
my abstracts Inspiration One, Two, and Three. Abstract painting in
impressionist style does not allow thinking slow calculating each detail; especially
with watercolor abstract when paint is applied wet-on-wet. It is a great
exercise thought for the artist like me. I enjoyed it tremendously; and,
hopefully, my abstract paintings do show that.

Now back to
the question “if the abstract’s real”? Or, shell I reverse it and say: “can
Realism be Abstract?” Take a close look at the middle of the flower, the veins
of the petal, the rainbow on the bubble, or at the sand on the beach. Do you
see what I see? Let’s call it Abstract Realism, or better Real Abstract!
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Three Abstract Watercolor Paintings
14″X10″ Winsor&Newton on 300 lb Arches Cold Pressed Paper 

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There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul