Wednesday, 24 June 2009


Chiara is finished and I'm starting on the first of the "Ape Car" series which will be called "La Macchinina Azzurrina". You're going to love these. The tiniest, coolest cars in the world. I'm going to make them my celebrities.

So what did I learn from this painting? A lot really. First off the joy of using more paint. It loosens the creative muscles, provides room for happy accidents and allows longer blending times to make more sophisticated choices. I've also discovered I'm not much good with a paint brush yet. I used only a palette knife which I had a lot more control of than I did with the brush.

Artistically I was hoping for something a little more pointilist and something resembling the kind of cheap compression that we got so used to seeing all around us in phone camera photography. That kind of greeny pixelated blur. I wanted the image to resemble a woman lost in thought and lost in digital inaccuracy. In a state of limbo between reality and perception. This is a further study on the inaccuracy of memory and of the manipulation of past perception where the recognisable is distorted into the individuals fantasy to become what they need and desire from what they have experienced. To distort the past in order to define themselves.

So look on my new work and also my little collection which has grown from one little picture to three. :)


  1. Lovely. I've set it as my desktop background. Can't wait to see it in real life.

  2. Going to go and get my camera from home. Expect one portrait by the end of the month.

  3. Great, I'm looking forward to it!

  4. so so so amazing, vell done al capi tan....