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In The Cave - Original 30x40 inches

In The Cave - Original 30x40 inches

Semi abstract figurative artwork painted in acrylic on canvas or cradled hardboard.

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Two memories are combined in this painting.  I studied abroad towards the end of my college career.  We were in France, and while in Paris we ate dinner in a tiny, hole in the wall restaurant called The Cave.  You went down a steep set of stairs to what seemed below ground.  We had the most delicious dinner along with a bright and rowdy evening.

The second part of this paintings is my first experience watching live Flamenco.  There were only three musicians and two dancers.  But we sat and drank wine and ate Tapas and it was mesmerizing and so much fun.  The restaurant was not in Spain, however, it was in Portland, Oregon!

The dancer in this painting is actually only one dancer representing the various stages of movement in her dance.  I studied a video over and over of the dance in order to capture the movement of some of the most striking poses.

This 30 x 40 inch painting is acrylic on framed canvas 1.5 inches deep.  Ready to hang.  Signed on the back.

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About Original Artwork

Paint Media

Denise paints with archival quality acrylic paints including Golden Acrylic Paints and mediums as well as Nova Paints. There can be mixed media here and there such as charcoal, colored pencil and waxed crayon.


Denise paints on cradled hardboard and gessoed canvas. Pieces that are 24x36 inches or smaller, are painted on cradled hardboard 1 inch to 1 1/2 inches deep with paint finished edges matching the overall color scheme of the painting.

Larger pieces on canvas are painted while tacked to a large hardboard frame. This way I can still sand away as much as I want with a hard surface backing the painting.

The painting is then removed and reframed on stretcher bars for a more lightweight finished artwork which is easier to ship and easier to hang.


All artwork have been finished with a clear gloss or semi gloss water-based acrylic polymer varnish with Ultra Violet Light Stabilizers [UVLS] that protects interior acrylic paintings from dust and ultraviolet light.

In the event that you hang your painting in the dining room and it get splattered with spaghetti sauce (believe me this can happen), the painting can be wiped clean to bring it back to it's intended design.


Original artwork is usually shipped within 3-7 days from an order being received either by UPS or Fed Ex.

All original artwork are shipped from my studio in the Pacific Northwest. Each piece is packaged with care for a safe journey to your home.

For original artwork valued over $300 US dollars a signature is required upon delivery.