Dancing with an imaginary man IV (2016)
Watercolours by Phyllis Mahon

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  • Watercolours, Paper
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 11.81 × 16.93 × 0 in (unframed) / 11.42 × 16.14 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the front

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Phyllis Mahon

United Kingdom

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Dancing with an imaginary man is a theme and title that I return to again and again; this is the fourth in the series - the others are in private collections in Spain and the UK.

A woman wearing a transparent red swirling dress is dancing not just with herself but with an imaginary man who is emanating gold from where he touches her hands and body.

Watercolour, white watercolour pencil and gold gouache on beautiful teal textured Khadi paper with some tiny pieces of white inlaid (see on the right in one of the photos).

I wanted to show off the lovely colour of the paper so that forms the basic colour of the image with a palette of white, gold and brown/black highlights. (I use Winsor & Newton professional watercolours and Caran d'Ache pencil). When the temperature allows, I prefer to work in the open air - there are three photos of work in progress including me painting in my garden.

Size: A3 / approximately 11.75 x 17 inches
Khadi handmade cotton rag paper from India - 210 gsm paper with a deckled edge
Posted flat, wrapped in tissue, in a reinforced envelope, sent by Tracked Postage.

Materials used:

watercolour, gold gouache, watercolour pencil, Khadi 210 gsm paper

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