Dancer in Red – Oil on 9 x 12 Canvas Panel – Painted 01/05/2010 – I've wanted to paint something bold like this for some time. I just could not come up with the subject matter to fit what I wanted to do. This will do as a starter. First, it had to be in warm and red tones. I wanted high contrasts to catch the eye and emphasize the motion within. At first I thought "Tango", but I think I need to work on the initial sketches a while longer to prefect the base drawing. I went with a single figure just for the simplicity of it all. Your comments are welcome.