oil on canvas, 40x80x3cm, 2015
This is by far my favourite painting, hands down. It actually pains me the idea of selling it, but, as Nicole Kidman so elegantly said in “Moulin Rouge”, a girl has got to eat. Probabily the real protagobist of this portrait is the intricate embroidery that runs on the whole arm length. It has been as eye-killing as rewarding to paint. You might have noticed that I use my face a lot. Far from being vain (rather the opposite), I simply find it less complicated than explaining someone what expression I need. Moreover this particular model never complains if I paint her nose as crooked as it really is!