Gatoralis, Year 12

  • Painting
  • Oil paint on canvas board
  • 355(w) 252(h) 4(d) mm

After taking a candid shot of my friend standing in her bedroom, eyes obscured by her fringe, I was inspired to open my oil paints for the first time in an attempt to capture the enticing colours and atmosphere of the original photo. The clash of green and reds within the painting alongside the stylistic untameable strands of hair conclusively created a new image entirely: an illustration of the photograph through my own eyes.