Since a couple of weeks I am creating a huge painting on an outside 30-step staircase. It is a commission and despite the incredible heat at the moment in the South of France, I love the project. I’m working with spray paint (so in a way this is grafitti art ☺), felt pen, acrylic paint, kilometers of masking tape and special varnish, to achieve an optical illusion.
It has been an incredible job to get it right, luckily I had help from the daughter and partner of the client! I suggested a fish pond, they chose Koi carps, I drew the basic lines and together we added the colours.
Apart from a couple of details this first painting is finished. My ‘assistants’ are in New York again and I have started the next painting.
It is going to be on the other side of the steps, to be seen from 2 footsteps on the lowest point of the stairs – looking up! Another great big challenge of which I will definitely post the result, as it will be extensively filmed – by a drone!!