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A joyous image of lovers dancing with their love portrayed as gold between them...

From my dancers series on Khadi paper, the inspiration for the title of this image stems from a quote from one of my favourite authors, Jeanette Winterson. In her 1993 novel "Written on the body": "A treasure had fallen into our hands and the treasure was each other." That image which those words conjured in me has stayed with me ever since.

Celebration, abandon, dance, passion, desire; these lovers are confidently drawn in white watercolour pencil on teal *Khadi handmade paper, with a wash of brown watercolour for their bodies, and the gold between them falling in droplets to the ground and sparking off from their hands.

I wanted to show off the lovely colour of the paper so that forms the basic background colour with a palette of white, brown/black/magents watercolour and the highlights are gold gouache which catches the light beautifully.

Please note that the two photographs showing the "framed" painting are Computer Generated Images to give an idea of how it might appear framed, with the image "floated" to show off the pretty deckled edge of the paper (showing a deep mount/matt, around the edge of the painting) - this is just an idea & personal preference - it could of course also be framed with the mount covering the edge of the image.

Available unframed, wrapped in acid-free tissue, packed flat in lightweight foam-core and sent promptly by a reputable courier overseas or Royal Mail to UK by Tracked Delivery.

*Khadi handmade cotton rag paper from India is a medium weight 210 gsm paper with a pretty deckled edge

Materials used:

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

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This artwork is sold by phyllis mahon from United Kingdom

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