Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Elysian fields

I find it difficult to account for my paintings, it is like saying something I didn't expect.
As this one materialized I saw Antoine Watteau in it, maybe not surprising as I often browse reproductions his work. When in Dulwich Picture Gallery recently I was arrested by one of his paintings there, such a lovely experience to see the work that is so underrated today.
I worked for some time on this piece, untroubled by the 'pop up' nature of the individual main figures, indeed, it amused me as they reclined on the red ground in the heavenly spirit that the French call 'Champs-Élysées' 

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