Capering along the Shore

oil on aluminum panel, 48 x 24 in

‘Capering along the Shore’ is the fourth painting in the Motion series

My current series of oil paintings (4 x 2 ft) showing ‘People in Motion’ is based on montages made from photographs and excerpts of videos overlaid with photos of a sunset reflecting in South Bar Lake, waves of Lake Michigan or clouds in an evening sky. This series was a dynamic extension of earlier paintings of models in still poses. ‘Dancing in the Sunset’ is based on excerpts from a video of the model Kuan dancing in the Spring Studio in NYC, stringing together her still poses; ‘Playing at the Beach’ shows my Grandson skimboarding at the water’s edge of Lake Michigan; ‘Dancing in the Sky’ is based on excerpts of the Polunin’s Hawaiian dance ‘Take me to Church’; ‘Capering along the Shore’ is based on snapshots of my friend Cindy at the shore of Lake Michigan. 

Dancing in the sunset is the first, and
Playing at the Shore is the second.
Dancing in the Sky is the third

4 thoughts on “Capering along the Shore”

  1. With her usual gifted eye for detail of anatomy, scenic color, and fluidity, Birgit has captured my moment of beach dancing that makes my toes feel the sand, once again, Thank you, DEAR FRIEND

  2. It reflects a time of healing, when, after chemo, you regained innervation of your hands and feet. Your hands are so expressive.

  3. Birgit — all three of latest paintings are terrific [well, your earlier paintings are terrific as well!]

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