Wednesday, January 20, 2010

And Then They Danced

I just finished my first piece for the Spring Unveiling in Cannon Beach, the last weekend in April at Heritage Gallery. I've been obsessing about dancing, bullfighting paintings. There are so many directions to go with this that I feel like I could paint for three years on this subject matter. Feel free to comment. I'd be interested to hear other peoples thoughts on this painting the theme in general.

7 comments:

Laura "Lala" Mayer said...

Isn't your show the first weekend in may? Love the bull, excited to see where this takes you...keep painting!!

emily said...

I love it. I want to be a bull fighter! How exciting. It's girl power (strength and bravery) and beauty - an ideal combination. A combination that I would like as my essence.

dangerseven said...

The painting is beautiful, but bullfighting is an extremely cruel sport. Lances are thrust into the bull's back muscle and shoulders to continually weaken him, and the fight ends with a sword being thrust in the bull to kill him.

I don't mean to be a downer, it is just that your paintings have always represented the beauty and joy of life, new life, and the expectation of life, rather than the inevitability of a cruel death, which is what bullfighting is.

on another note, thanks again for all your kindness in helping me thank Stacy for what she has done for me. We are still going through some rough times with this unknown infection I have, but the painting you let me purchase, and the letter and Christmas ornament from you were definitely a bright spot in a dark time.
So thanks again so much.
Rick Seven

Cassandra Barney said...

Rick- I hope the new entry on my blog sets your mind at rest, that I haven't taken a destructive, downward turn with my artwork.
I have been thinking about you guys. THanks you so much for your kind note. You are both so lovely and I hope that everything turns out alright. Take care,
C

Kate Horowitz said...

Black bull's making a comeback...

Leila Flores-DueƱas said...

Nice paintings... I particularly like this piece. I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where there is great value in art - particularly Latina/o & Spanish - but I have never seen any retablo that evokes this kind of thinking. I am about to put on a retablo fundraising event to raise money for scholarships for Latinas so I am looking for images that would help artists to think outside of the box (religion) as they create their own retablo. For our event, professional, amateur and children will be donating their artwork for a silent auction. Your image is perfect for this event and I would love to use it on our invitation as an example of retablos in our invitation to artists. Do you think that would be possible?

Cassandra Barney said...

Leila- write to me at cassandrabarney@gmail.com

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