The red gown

2019, Paintings

I tried to do a painting of Tilda Swinton in Suspiria (2018) from a ridiculously cool promo still. But I was stopped very efficiently in my tracks because of the roughness of my canvas. I like raw linen.. but at a certain point the knots and weave of the garment prevented me from going into the detail I wanted. I later found out I could have polished it after the glue-application.

However at the stage shown in this photo, I quite liked the thing. The flowing gown and her stance and everything.

Gazing pensively into the middle distance.