Whilst I was away last month Chips painted a portrait of me.
The painting of is the latest in the series of Modern Mosaics that Chips has been creating for our Chippendale & Morris collection. The choice of using my face instead of the usual bright young things that he selects was not just a romantic gesture, no, the pug dog face that Chips painted last month was the romantic gesture. This was a test to make sure that he could make portraits from customer's photographs. He said it was tough to find the right photo and he had to view quite a lot before he saw a picture strong enough to disassemble into dots then reconstruct as a recognisable image.
This may not have been the actual photo that he used but it's pretty close. I am wearing one of my favourite hats, I bought it at Subiaco Hatters,West Australia and it has travelled the world with me.
The dot painting of the pug dog deserves a post of it's own...it's coming soon.