In the summer of 2006, Tulane Summer Lyric Theater included the musical “Pippin.” The first song included people dressed in black wearing white gloves under a black light. They moved the gloves around as they sang. Thus was the inspiration for this piece.
acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"
Dark backgrounds are hard to paint on - as I reminded myself in creating this painting. Hand shapes are difficult as well. Anyway, it took some patience on my part to make them the way I wanted them. I was over at the Westwego Art Center painting this one when lightning hit the building. The radio went off and lights were at half illumination. That’s the tale of the purple gloves.