Today is the International Dance Day. So today, I show you a dancer picture…

I had this photo printed and I made the creation on a 40 x 50 cm canvas.

Éjféli tánc/Midnight dance

First, I sticked the photo. After I started to work on the “background” – I created the stems from textile and stenciled. I got the stencils from my grandmother – she got these with a cake decorating magazine. She didn’t need these stencils, so she gave as a present to me.

Éjféli tánc/Midnight dance

I used lots of different materials to the background, for example: beads, bead caps, pebbles, Paverpol + Paversand + Paverstone mixture, etc.

Éjféli tánc/Midnight dance

The following day, after the picture became dry, I started to paint with Pentart acrylic paint – black colour to the stems, and metal blue colours to the background.

Éjféli tánc/Midnight dance

After I sponge painted with black colour and lighter blue colours.

Éjféli tánc/Midnight dance

I finished the background, the next step was the painting the dancer’s dress. Originally, I wanted to paitn a white dress, like on the original photo. But in the end, I painted it with blue and white colours. What would the painting have been like if I had more Pentart paints? (I used mostly white and metal blue, and a little ivory and turquoise colours.)

Éjféli tánc/Midnight dance

And this is the finished Midnight dance:

Éjféli tánc/Midnight dance