Dancer in Red

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.

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Russell BakerSacramento, Northern California, United StatesAs a student in northern Minnesota I enjoyed being an artist. My uncle Charles: C. X. Carlson, a noted author, artist and muralist was a great influence me. I sketched and painted everyday until age sixteen or so, then it seemed as though life took over. Now, 40+ years later and retired, I have returned to the more pleasurable pastimes of my youth. This year, 2007, I started drawing, painting and playing music once again. It will be interesting to see where these endeavors guide me and how my skills in turn develop over time. Everything I offer here is an original. Some may be renditions of other works I find interesting, however originals just the same. If you see something you would like to purchase, email me.