I can say painting knives -instead of brushes- are offering me the chance to get better color results, just the way I needed it to be!
This is a particular from my new work “Fake lack of attention”, which is a small oil on canvas. Other oils will follow this first experiment of mine. I have found out knives are good to give the painting an air of spontaneity, without losing its veil of realism.
Ken the Chiwawa (named this way by his owner after the popular warrior!) is the proof to that. That’s the evidence that not always a peculiar search for details “at any cost” can be the only way to give a realistic consistency to paintings.
Is nowadays “fragmented” life (in terms of time, occupation, social life, an so on) a back to impressionism? That might be. I’ll try with some landscapes that are following this portrait.
Fake lack of attention, detail, oil on canvas, 2016