dancing girl

This is a painting I did several years ago. I was going through photos of some of my work when I found this. I forgot about it. What I would like to know is what you think of the perspective of the pots, bench, door and window? Could they be done differently? I was just learning about perspective back then and have never been sure if this was correct. I’m thinking about redoing the girl in a different setting and painting her a lighter color.


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Posted on December 2, 2013, in Art Talk, Watercolor Paintings and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Hi Patsy, I love your painting of the girl and the perspective is good. The jars and the bench are smaller making them look away in the distance. Another good way to create distance is to use warmer colours for the girl and cooler colours in the background. That way the girl will come forward and the background will recede. Hope this helps! πŸ™‚


    • Thanks, Christine! Yeah, I think I painted her too dark. The first one I did of her was a lighter skin tone (I didn’t post that one), but her figure wasn’t right and I didn’t have the background I have on this one. Thanks for your input. Sometime soon I am going to redo it. Right now I am going to be working on an ocean painting for my husband. He took a picture years ago of waves crashing against the rocks that has been hanging on the wall all this time. It almost looks like a black and white photo, because the rocks are dark brown/black, the surf is white with some grey, and the sky is a really pale blue. So I’m not sure exactly how I’m going to do it yet. But I have it ready to start on now.


  2. I don’t know much about perspectives in painting, but I really like this. I think you’re right about redoing the girl in a different color because her skin tone and hair sort of blend together. You have a lot of talent! πŸ™‚


    • Thanks so much! I didn’t expect a reply so fast! I don’t really want to do the room again, though! πŸ™‚ I really appreciate your kindness and feedback.


      • You’re welcome πŸ™‚ I think the room looks really nice, and the color of the skirt also matches it well. I also like how the curvature of the girl’s body is similar to that of the pots.


        • Wow, thanks! πŸ™‚ I never thought about the curvature of the girl and pots being similar. An art teacher I used to have helped me with the body shape of the girl. I didn’t originally draw her that way. I was just learning to draw people then, and I’m still not great at it like I wish, but I don’t put people in most of my paintings. I’d like to change that over this next year.


          • It sounds like a plan for this next year! I can’t even draw a stick figure, so I really admire you! πŸ™‚


            • Thanks. I believe drawing and painting are skills anyone can learn if they really want to! πŸ˜‰ I am self-taught with some input by teachers here and there. I’ve learned most of what I know from books and lots of practice over the last 10 years.


              • I think it would be an amazing skill to learn and have, but I don’t have much patience, and doesn’t painting require that? I can’t even sit and watch a full 2 hour movie πŸ™‚


                • Yeah, I think patience is something you would have to have. Actually, though, I sometimes wonder if art has taught me to be more patient. I used to be the most impatient person ever! πŸ˜‰ I was also forced to do a pencil, pen and watercolor of a tree in an art history class in 1990. I dabbled in watercolor for awhile after that class, but didn’t really have a desire to learn it until over 10 years later! Plus raising kids in the last 17 years and homeschooling have limited my time. So try it! If you like it, stick with it.


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