After months of practising something is, at last, beginning to happen. The iPhone paintings are beginning to turn into a style. It’s very exciting! This portrait evolved right before my eyes, the result of having seen a couple of wonderful art exhibitions, as well as reading the newspapers more than usual, flicking through picture books and being immersed in the task at hand.
“One swallow does not make a summer.”
Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics
Greek critic, philosopher, physicist, & zoologist (384 BC – 322 BC)
During the recent fashion weeks I couldn’t resist trying to capture a few images on my phone. I scoured websites and magazines looking for suitable candidates. I also tried to illustrate tracing from a photograph. As far as fashion goes this doesn’t work for me as well as it might for others as I can’t use my skills – the photo dictates where and how I paint. I ended up looking at the photos and making a drawing or painting from that. Most of the images on the iPhone are sketches, quick recordings of moments. It is all about observation. I hope to one day make large paintings based on these images… We can all hope, can’t we?