Aerial Rope Dancer

Watercolor. Niya Christine. Copyright

#40/365 Paintings

I remember crying tears of joy at Cirque Du Soleil when I saw the rope dancer perform. She commands the art of modern dance using all dimensions of space with full body trust to a large, itchy rope. That’s quite something. Hypnotic gestures of grace. Not one cell in the performer’s body and gesture out of place. If I can’t be her, at least I get to paint her and remember that moment. Painting: You get to experience the soul of life twice. A little red wine helps too.


Project Notes: I had my palette all set to neutrals. I wanted to challenge myself to eliminate color. I love color so much, I can easily go overboard. Well, I lost control on that red streak in her hair. The rest is history. Happy Saturday everyone!

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  • Sage Cohen February 9, 2013  

    Amen: “Painting: You get to experience the soul of life twice.” Thanks for running your red streak through my soul again and again and again!!!

  • niya christine February 9, 2013  

    Sage, my goodness, are you kidding? You are such an energizer to my artistic life and soul enrichment. Thank you for all you do and all that you are!

  • Sage Cohen February 11, 2013  

    I am but a mirror! : )