How to be cool

A new start for my blog with stories, ideas, inspirations and of course paintings

Behind every painting there is a short story and in most of the cases all happens by chance. I won’t tell how I came to the reference used for this work,  it is open to your imagination as it has been for mine. 

I don’t know those teenagers and the photo reference is surely not in perfect quality but for me it was impressive: the girls here are just incredibly strong. Top of the known world, over the roofs of a city like models on a fashion shooting.

Be over all, with the most loved oversized yellow sweater, the color is the power and it is what makes it happen –  also in the painting it dominates.

I started with a small oil sketch on carton paper just to get a bit closer to them: the attitude – how do those little women stands there? Self confidence in double pack, concentrated like a lemon juice, sweet bitter but fresh. At this stage it’s easy, the technique is crispy, the focus goes to the essence.

Then the real painting challenge comes, which at this point was not possible to avoid for me…I wanted them in a proper size on canvas (50x70cm) and I

zoomed in on the portrait, with the goal to keep it simple ( how difficult that is …)

The portrait is oil on linen canvas realized a la prima: I am quite satisfied by the limited color palette, i keep deeply loving indigo blue and cad lemon yellow and they served the purpose.

Finally here they are my little cool and cute models: spotlights and catwalk are ready and they will make it, enchanting the world. They believe the can and so do I.

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