Dance in Motion - Blue Flight oil pastel
This is another painting in my series of dancers in motion. The paintings are inspired by attending dance recitals that my great niece, Alysha, dances in. Alysha loves dancing and has been learning many types of dance techniques at "Traditions Academy of Dance" in Whitby, On. r They have an annual recital that Alysha has the opportunity to perform on stage.
The dancers at the recitals and competitions are beautifully dressed, at many different levels, and all trying hard to show their best dance. The colours are bright, the motions are swift and flowing.
I have been attempting to be more free and abstract with my paintings. On these paintings I use Sennelier oil pastels and tried to capture the feelings, movements and flow of the dancers, instead of concentrating on details and photo realism. I won a Special Merit - juror's award for this one.
There are more of these paintings shown on my blog further below on this blog.
I attended a beautiful wedding last Saturday. The ceremony was held on top of the Blue Mountain. It was a chilly day but it turned sunny and bright in time for the ceremony. To see moe pictures of the wedding please see = Mendes wedding
Chaydon's Special Birthday Guests
These are some of the pictures I took at Chaydon's 8th Birthday party. We had a wonderful time and were treated by a visit from a Zoo representative and many different animals that we were allowed to see and touch.
FOR MORE PICTURES FROM THE PARTY PLEASE SEE - http://www.caroler.ca/family-and-friends.html
Good family friend, Cynthia, hosted a wonderful party for Gerald and Debbie to help celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. To see more pictures taken, please see http://www.caroler.ca/family-and-friends.html
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