Viennese Waltz



When my wife and I were a young married couple we danced in the Southern California Regional Dance Festival. It was in the Rose Bowl. There were 8,000 dancers. Our group did two dances, the minuet and the viennese waltz. We wore fancy clothes. We both had powdered white wigs. My wife wore a gold satin gown and I had a gold jacket, I had white, long stockings that went to my knees, short pants, and buckles on my shoes. She enjoyed twirling around and her skirts blossomed open.

When I painted this flower it reminded her of her skirts, thus the name of the painting. Note the contrast  –  the white petals against the dark green background. Also you’ll see different colors on the petals  –  yellow from the sunlight, blue reflecting the sky, and of course, the red that is naturally there.

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August 29, 2008

Christine @ 4:45 am #

I think this painting is very pretty, and I like it even more now that I know what it was inspired by.

Jennifer @ 8:38 am #

I loved the commentary!!

Shelly @ 10:40 am #

Great story!

Nicole @ 10:51 pm #

I always love your flower paintings.

September 1, 2008

Susie @ 8:28 am #

This is one of your most beautiful flower paintings! To think of the petals like a twirling skirt really makes it come alive.

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