skeleton dancing on the beach

Skelly Dancers series

Skelly dancers raq!

Okay, that’s a belly dancing joke, but the fact is, skelly dancers started out by being belly dancers. I was doing a series of paintings of belly dancers and I got bored in the middle so I turned some of them into skeletons dancing on the beach. Then I finished my belly dancer series and kind of forgot about them.

They wouldn’t die

Well, it turned out that skelly dancers and skellies were very popular. People liked them and wanted to see more of them. I had an opportunity to put a show featuring skellies at the local theater and so I painted the Greetings from St. Augustine series, plus more skelly dancers. The show was a big hit and I’ve been painting skellies ever since.

skeleton belly dancer on the beach
©2014 Marie Marfia, Skelly Dancer No. 1, 20×16″ pastel on paper by Marie Marfia. Available.
skeleton dancing on the beach
©2014 Marie Marfia, Skelly Dancer No. 2, 20×16″ pastel on paper. Available.
skelly dancer no. 3 pastel painting of a belly dancing skeleton on the beach
©2014 Marie Marfia, Skelly Dancer No. 3, 16×20″ pastel on paper. Sold.
skelly dancer no. 4 pastel painting of a skeleton belly dancing on the beach
©2014 Marie Marfia, Skelly Dancer No. 4, 20×16″ pastel on paper. Sold.
skelly dancer no. 5 pastel painting of a skeleton belly dancing on the beach
©2014 Marie Marfia, Skelly Dancer No. 5, 20×16″ pastel on paper. Available.
skelly dancer no. 6 pastel painting of a skeleton belly dancing on the beach in the moonlight
©2014 Marie Marfia, Skelly Dancer No. 6, 10×8″ pastel on paper. Sold.
skeleton dancing on the beach skelly dancer no. 8
Skelly Dancer No. 8, skeleton dancing on the beach, by Marie Marfia. Sold.
skelly dancer no. 10 pastel painting of a skeleton belly dancing on the beach
©2014 Marie Marfia, Skelly Dancer No. 10, 20×16″ pastel on paper. Available.
skelly dancer no. 11 pastel painting of a skeleton belly dancing on the beach with a cane
©2014 Marie Marfia, Skelly Dancer No. 11, 20×16″ pastel on paper. Available.

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