Dance for the Sun
I did this watercolor many years ago during my defined by shadow phase,
and have been meaning to display ever since I found it in a drawer.
I was intrigued by the concept that an image could be defined solely by
it's shadow, and the the first few that I did used a lot of blues and
grays. This one was the first one I did that used warmer colors, and I
liked the fire-like energy of both the color and the pose of the figure.
Normally, a figure is defined by the interplay and contrast between light
and dark, where the "light part" is defined in various colors and the
shadows are often not defined internally, but defined as only a border. In
this case, they've shifted roles, and the "light part" is there, but not
How much are we defined by unrecognized shadow?
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