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Tango 2
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Tango 2

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48 x 48 inches

Oil paint sticks and oil paints over an acrylic underpainting


The 'Tango' paintings are inspired by the kind of designs you might see in silk scarves. The shapes are feathery and there's a flurry of movement across the surface of the paintings. I wanted the shapes to literally dance, and their colours really sing out against the white backgrounds. As in the 'Puzzle' paintings, I finished the pieces with dry-brushed oil paints to emphasize the surface texture, and enrich the colours.