Dance (2016)
Acrylic painting by Gordon Tardio


  • Acrylic painting, Paper
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 8 × 11.5 in (unframed)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the front

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Artist's description:

I don’t always have time to work on larger projects. These small projects in A4 size can be great to work out ideas, and just as a way of keeping in touch with colour and paper. Here I am using a more loose approach to applying the color, more abstract. The simpler result can be quite refreshing. The people always make a good subject… the lines are fluid, the challenge is to put movement into the painting with color and ‘splash’.
This is part of a series of dance movement. Some of the designs are taken straight from the pencil & graphite sketches I did on location in night clubs in Singapore back when I was staying there in 1999. This was an action caricature exercise/ project I worked with for a few years. The works were done on location, inside the clubs, surrounded by jostling crowds and working in dim light. The people were not really posing, just being themselves. This is the snapshot I tried to capture with pencils & graphite. With this in mind I finally get around to reworking the wonderful sketches and expanding the idea.
The close up picture is of higher resolution to give a better sense of the paint, paper and the brush stroke.
Then there is the work in progress. Sometimes I have the original sketch which I show here, and will also be included upon request.
Please note that you can purchase up to 6 paintings of this same size or smaller to be included in the same 1 shipping fee.
Packaging for my small paintings like this one is sealed in plastic sleeve, sealed in a padded hard plastic file case, and in an envelope.
Interested to have your idea painted in this style? Contact me.

Materials used:

Acrylic colour, acid free watercolour paper 300gm

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