Thursday, August 2, 2012

Dervish dance 2

Dancing Dervishes, watercolor, 30 x 23 cm

Dancing Dervish, watercolor, 35 x 25 cm

My Muse, had disappeared somewhere lately, scared by the stress and frustrations at work, I guess. I tried to find her, by revisiting this subject, which I did before in pastel. The bottom one follows the pastel version quite closely, but I made a mess of the background. The top one was done without any drawing or expectations and I think I like it better.
Have a lovely weekend, everyone!


Sharon Whitley said...

i like them both but yes I think the top one has the edge - great movement in both ! Great subject too!

Rita Vaselli said...

Dear Blaga so directly painted watercolor version is superb! But would not exist without the other! Paint and draw the subject, puts in the hands ability to paint , after, without drawing and without hesitation!Lovely both!!!

Judy said...

I think they are both fabulous, Blaga! There are edges in the second one I like very much. But the first one is beautiful, the colors, the movement...!

Blaga said...

Thank you, Sharon!

Thank you, Rita! You are right, I did several sketches and trials before the ones I published, and each of them thought me something. The hands "remember" and each next attempt goes easier and smoother.

Thank you, Judy! I'm glad you liked them and I much appreciate your leaving a comment. Although, I would not feel offended in the least if you truly take a break :)

renate said...

Hello Blaga:) Wow this is so stunning. To get such a movement in a painting! That first one is so beautiful because of the beautiful colors that go in that movement. Great art Blaga!

Floriana Quaini said...

Ciao Blaga,
hai scelto un bel soggetto, dinamico e originale! E mi piace come lo hai frenesia e il movimento della danza dei dervisci è resa proprio bene!
Ciao, abbracci, Floriana

Lydie said...

Et tourne, tourne ... j'aime aussi ta première version qui me fait tourner la tête. Bises !

Sadami said...

Dear Blaga,
Please be kind to yourself. We sometimes have rainy days. We all need some holidays.
Kind regards, Sadami