I painted this puppy from March 2010 until July 2010. It took me four months of back and forth gesso-ing, repainting, contemplating, hating, loving, and dire frustration to finish this. It’s hanging up in our living room, completely out of place in my parent’s house, and probably requires it’s own wall/room to be appreciated. Nonetheless, here it is.

I was inspired to paint this after seeing “La Danse” by Henry Matisse, painted in 1910. I wanted to practice my skills with the human body and form, particularly in motion. I still have a lot more fine tuning, and kept it safe with using just red, black, and white with this painting.