oil on canvas, 18 x 24″, Dec 27 2018
Needs re-photographing in daylight….
Need to emphasise the point that this is a painting. It is about paint and painting. About pigment and colour. It is NOT a photograph nor is it based on any photograph. Likewise it is NOT an illustration. I choose to paint like this NOT because I am incapable of painting or drawing in a photographic or naturalistic manner but because I am a lover of paint! An erstwhile ‘paint-ist’ as well as a painter.
The hat needs to be made darker, more ochre-y. This is the kid that shot Vincent but…. big but… it could almost be Vincent himself painting in some field in Auvers… reaching out to his canvas and applying paint to it as he scans the field of wheat and poppies in which he is standing. Just a thought.