Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fire Dance

"Fire Dance", 8x10, oil on panel
Thinking of titles is a tricky venture and sometimes I go blank. In my last post I asked for ideas for a title for this little painting. I received some interesting ideas but my favorite came from LA artist Shanna Galloway, "Fire Dance". Here are some of her thoughts about the painting: 

"...The moths don't seem to me to be near their end but are hovering around, circling the fire... which is a purification... the moths will no doubt be transformed... the matches speak of the duality of death and life..."

Another reader suggested "Torch Dance" which is beautiful as well.

A big thanks to all of you that played along taking the time to share your ideas about my work. I couldn't have said it better myself! 

Here is link to other still life paintings I've done. This one is called "A Cautionary Tale", 9.5x10, oil on panel, but as they say, that's another story...

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  1. Amazing! You are so brave to take on such an illusive object such as fire.

  2. An amazing piece and I think Shanna's title is perfect. I am happy to have found you and your blog through Shanna today. Perhaps she and I will meet in person next month when I'm LA and will see her dear sweet sister Laurie!

  3. Thanks Deborah, it was fun. I expect there will be more :)

  4. Thanks Virginia, I thought it was perfect too, nice to meet you :)



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