I came across your picture through ProjectComment and I really liked it, so I wanted to write a few words.
What first really caught my eye about it is the border which really gives it a vintage feel. I myself love designing ornamental borders but more in a regular geometric style, so I admire your flowing, floral design here, which really fits well with the picture itself, showing the dancing couple.
Which leads me to the second thing that I really like about the picture: The composition and how it is just so full of motion. Just their very light poses alone speak of dancing and her dress and and his coat really beautifully express the motion. And then the flying sheets take it wholly to a new level: To me it seems to express that the characters are just so absorbed in the dance that they do not care about anything else.
Another nice thing I wanted to mention is how you managed to depict music by the violin and the sheets. At first glance I thought that he is playing and she is dancing, but then I realized that it's not possible when he is holding her hand. . But it tells a story as he evidently played just moments ago, but now he grabbed her hand and started dancing with her, scattering the sheets around.
Also I like the contrast between the two characters and the colours of the clothing. It really makes them stand out as interesting personalities that I would like to learn more about.
I don't see much to criticize. One detail that seemed a bit odd to me is the bottom right part of her dress where we see the inside of it but it seems to be cut off, but on the second glance I realized that it is likely supposed to be folding around the man's leg, so it does make sense, only it is perhaps not obvious. but that's just tiny detail.
Anyway it is a fine picture and I am glad I had the opportunity to look at it closely and write a few words.
Thanks so much for your critique and kind words! It makes me really happy when the little hints and details I put in are noticed. I think something I may have not shown so well was that she’s meant to be singing, but I’m glad that the dancing and the violin-playing does come across.
I had a look at your gallery since you mentioned the frames, and I have to say your work looks amazing. I tend to stick to simpler frames but seeing how you use yours to match and highlight your pieces really makes me want to try some more detailed geometric frames in the future.
Thanks again for taking the time to write this, it was so encouraging to read