”Flamenco

[Gallery] This painting depicts Flamenco dancers and musicians performing at the historic El Farol in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is based on a series of photographs I took with kind permission of the fabulous performers while I was in Santa Fe teaching Painting the Passion of Flamenco at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. The colors, composition and approach used in this painting were inspired by John Singer Sargent’s magnificent El Jaleo and John Nieto’s vibrant fauvist works.

The lady dancing on the left of the painting is Giovanna Hinojosa. The dancers sitting down are Haley Licha and Rebekah Leyva. The singer is Gretchen Williams, and the guitarist is Mario Febres. They are all members of the dance company “Yjastros” which is part of the National Institute of Flamenco based in Albuquerque.

November 2012

2 Comments

  1. Rosi Calderon
    November 29, 2012

    I love it Jeremy, you are great,

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  2. Haley Licha
    May 6, 2013

    Hi! I’m one of the dancers in this picture, and I love it! Would you mind if I use this picture? I’ll leave your name on it of course…

    Reply

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