Dancing in the dust.


A lovely piece of work, Dixie. A very accurately drawn figure in a difficult pose.

Lovely, Paul. Beautiful and delicate. I love those colours.

Fabulous - I really like the delicacy of brushwork and the blending/washes are lovely.

Very delicate Dixie and a good sense of movement.

Thank you Lew, Marjorie, Heather and Tessa for your kind comments they are a much appreciated. A bit different for me however it was great fun doing it.

Beautiful Paul, so delicate, I think you have captured the feel of the chalk in mid flow.

Just commented on the forum about this Paul, I love the way you have painted it, so delicate and a great drawing. ,👍🤗

Very good colours and pose. Not easy I think.

So beautifully understated Paul, which gives it great impact.

Really beautifully done Paul, so delicate

This is stunning, Paul. Really difficult pose, well 'caught' in the act!

Beautifully painted, Paul, and so delicate.

Beautiful soft colours, the posture of the model is really graceful.

It's a very good piece Paul.

Thank you all for your kind comments.

lovely appraisal of gesture and delicacy of treatment—a very fine watercolour.

Thank you Alan for you kind comment.

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Slightly bigger than a4 watercolour paper. I did a sketch from a still photo taken from utube . The video was of a dancer who threw chalk up in the air and danced trough it to accentuate her movements. It was brilliant to watch, I thought I would try in watercolour the hardest part was the chalk, in retrospect it should have been on a coloured paper possibly in pastel.

About the Artist
Paul (Dixie) Dean

I have sketched most of my life on and off I became interested in watercolour following a spinal injury whilst in hospital but did not follow it up. My eldest daughter bought me a beautiful wooden box set of half pans about twenty five years ago I dabbled on and off until retirement twelve years…

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