Thursday, June 14, 2012

Let's dance....

Hi Everyone!  I'm trying to get this written before the storm hits.  We're in line for some severe storms tonight.  It's been really windy all day and hot, so the conditions are right for storms.  I'll happily take the rain, but the severe wind or hail are definitely not needed.

I was finally able to get some pictures of the artwork I told you about last night on my lunch break today.
Here are my silhouette ballroom dancers.  What do you think?
 I painted the backgrounds of the canvases with a cream/tan color.
 I then sketched on the dancers and painted them with black paint.
Then I antiqued them.  The background looks much better in person.  
I think there was too much light.
I found these three frames in my stash of frames, they are just cheap brown frames from Wal-Mart.  I painted them with black paint and then a wash of blue paint.  I then sanded them lightly and I love the way the frames turned out.  Almost more than I like the dancers.  So what do you think?  Are you in to ballroom dancing?  I think they are sort of interesting.  Thanks for stopping by.

Linking to:

One Artsy Mama


  1. OH, oh, OH! Where did you get the silhouettes? Did you trace them from photos or something? If you didn't already know, I'm a professional ballroom dancer, so this caught my eye right away at the link party! I totally TOTALLY need these in my house! Thanks SO much for linking up at Shine on Fridays!

  2. Holly! you are a very talented painter! :)

    I hope that the weather brought only rain, and no winds or hail.

    we need rain bad...send it our way when you're done.

    have a great weekend,

  3. Those look like little light boxes with the dancers dancing to moon light.


  4. Very pretty! I like the detail of these versus a profile silhouette.

  5. I love these Holly - so pretty. I hope the storms don't get too bad !

  6. Really cool projects. I've recently taken up painting. :) New follower here. :)

  7. They remind me of Ginger & Fred! My absolute favorites! Love them!!

  8. Very sweet! Thanks for linking up at Doodles & Stitches :)

  9. They are very pretty! I've dabbled in ballroom dance, and I love it--the silhouettes are gorgeous!

  10. I think your silhouettes are beautiful and so unique!