Thursday, December 27, 2012

Tango


Tango 1, arches cp, 23 x 28 cm
Tango 2, arches cp, 23 x 14 cm
I saw these tango scenes on one of the TV series that I follow. The figures, bathed in red light, looked so  beautiful. They also reminded me of Castagnet's passionate watercolors of tango dancers. I had to try painting this subject. So I captured a few frames from the show and here are my first two small size studies. I'm happy with the values, not so with the way I handled the darks - too spotty and muddy, even though I used only transparent quinacridone reds and indigo.  Have to be less hesitant next time in applying the deep dark colors in one shot.

14 comments:

Rita Vaselli said...

Passionate like the tango, these watercolors are  extremely expressive! I love both, dear Blaga!

Jane said...

You captured the sensuality on the woman's face in both of these works, and the reds are fabulous ! Well done ! xx

Mercedes Ares said...

Hola Blaga. Muy buena la resolución en la gama de colores y perfectas las posturas de este baile sensual, muy común aqui en Argentina. Felicidades!!

Blaga said...

I'm glad you like them, Rita! Thank you!

Thank you, Jane! Red seems the right color for this dance.

I'm very glad that you like them, Mercedes! I know tango originated in your part of the world and you probably have emotional connection to it. Thank you, for your comment!

Judy said...

Using the red gives both paintings a wonderful warm (hot?) feel! Fabulous paintings, Blaga!

Blaga said...

Thank you, Judy, I was aiming for "hot" :)

Polly Birchall said...

The couple are positively glowing. I can see the influence of Alvaro (he is a genius). I so like your Silent Night pic too and forgot how effective salt is. Hm food for thought.

INA JACOBSEN said...

Si, has logrado trasmitir la pasión. Preciosas obras.

Blaga said...

Thank you, Polly!

Gracias Ina!

renate said...

Hello Blaga:) They are both beautiful painted. Of course the red is beuatiful but I also like the darks. I think they show the movement. Great art!

Blaga said...

Thank you, Renate, for your very nice comment!

Janina B. said...

Du hast hier wundervolles geleistet. Das Licht und Schattenspiel bezaubernd.
Grüsse Dich
janina

Arena Shawn said...

Love the beautiful color and light effects you captured in these Tango paintings -- it captured the magical feeling of the dance...

Catharina Engberg said...

Just LOVE Tango 1. Great warm colour. Such a beautyful painting I think. It emediately caught my eyes. Nice tango scenes.