09 Nov Finding “Nikki”
I hope you are all safe and sound.
These last few days I have been trying to finish a young girl’s portrait, “Nikki”.
As it usually happens with all my paintings, I start knowing exactly what I want to do and while working on it, everything changes. Sometimes I actually tend to believe that the painting decides for its own fate, regardless my will. This is exactly the case with “Nikki”. I started having a vision of an ethereal beauty that is blown by the wind and gradually vanishes in the white background. I wanted it to be loose and dreamy. Everything went as planned until I saw this dream the other night where Nikki was a wild clubber, coming in a club, like a contemporary madonna with neon pink lights over her blond hair. That was it. She decided something different and I couldn’t do anything about it anymore. I had to follow her will. So, this is where the thing is getting now. I am really wondering how it will come up at the end….