The dramatic pose of this portrait shows her strength among all the bright colors of the background. I used a palette knife for the base colors to give a spontaneous mix of colors. The figure was brushed in using minimal details to heighten the impact. I love the tension and mystery in Flamenco dancers and she seem to embody this allure. I explored this style in several paintings and find it an interesting challenge.
Heavy body acrylics. A final coat of Golden UVLS in gloss protects the colors and the painting.