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Pastel pencil and pastel on colourfix paper
23cm x 33cm
original Sold

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WIP slide show

Interpretation of Jean M Laffitau’s beautiful black and white photo

El Alma del Tango

see work in progress

as part of the sojie 12 workshop

August 2011 Juried Invitational Exhibition

To see my progress drawings go to my journal entry

and my blog

Lynda Robinson Fine Art Awards
Medium Master Pastel
SoJie 12, August 2011

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Working in traditional mediums,pastels,oil,ceramics.Using these mediums I seek to express my surroundings by weaving a tapestry of colours through my work and seeking the abstract within.

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  • Emilie Trammell
    Emilie Trammellover 3 years ago

    Amazing work, Maria!! You’ve captured so much of the detail from the original, even the reflection, wow!

  • thankyou Emilie, it was an enjoyable project for me

    – maria paterson

  • Elena Oleniuc
    Elena Oleniucover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work, Maria ! Love the colors, the textures and beautiful details ! Beautiful motion !

  • thankyou very much Elena, I really wanted to get that motion..

    – maria paterson

  • Eddy Aigbe
    Eddy Aigbeover 3 years ago

    Immaculate! Your translation reveals a couple who have a deep passion for the tango. The colors the depths, the audience… wow! I’m blown away. Congrats on pulling this off :D

  • Thankyou so much for your insightful comments, I really didnt know how it would emerge but I hoped that it would capture that passion that was in Jeans photo.

    – maria paterson

  • AsEyeSee
    AsEyeSeeover 3 years ago

    Wow! Incredible. So life-like with such a great attention to details! Such love, such passion, such talent! Brilliantly done.

  • thankyou very much, I did have a wonderful reference to work from with Jean Laffitaus photo though.

    – maria paterson

  • ©Maria Medeiros
    ©Maria Medeirosover 3 years ago


  • thankyou Maria, Ive enjoyed looking at your progression as well.

    – maria paterson

  • Farfarm
    Farfarmover 3 years ago

    Lovely collaboration… !!

  • thankyou it was really enjoyable

    – maria paterson

  • - nawroski -
    - nawroski -over 3 years ago


  • thanks Andrew, it is what I set out to capture

    – maria paterson

  • ArtPearl
    ArtPearlover 3 years ago

    You captured the drama and passion of the photo and of the Dance itself. Very skillful and very emotive.

  • thankyou very much

    – maria paterson

  • Pam Humbargar
    Pam Humbargarover 3 years ago

    Beautiful painting maria…it was great to see the progress of the work as well, thanks for sharing!

  • thankyou Pam, im glad you liked it

    – maria paterson

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoover 3 years ago

    This is so nice Maria……wonderful job……I love the colors you chose. Perfect!!

  • thanks Elizabeth, it was great to do

    – maria paterson

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