Whilst I work on the full post, I thought I would give you a bit of a preview of my living room showcasing the wall where Chips' lastest painting hangs because it is the feature of this room.
Photo by Stephen Egglestone
You will have read in previous posts that Chippendale-Morris have a new range of paintings. Chips takes well known art and reinterprets it by meticulously separating the image into thousands of coloured dots which he paints onto large canvases. Up close, the image will look like a colourful abstract image, but the farther you move away from it, the more clear the image will become. It is very, very clever as the colours have to be just right and takes ages to paint. I have always loved anything that puts a modern twist on something traditional so couldn't wait to have a Chippendale-Morris for my own walls. I chose "Girl in a Green Dress" as it is so very art deco (the main theme of the room). I saved the chimney breast space for this masterpiece and it was a thrill to bring it home and hang it in place. We were then able to call the room "finished" (bar a few minor details) and photograph it to share. The full post will be along shortly but in the meantime, "Girl in a Green Dress" as seen by Chippendale-Morris deserves a post of her own. I have yet to research this painting and I do not know if the model is known, but in the meantime Stephen and I have named her "Tallulah". You can see the hint of the stencilling in this room: stencil VN7 Chain Lightening from our Vintage range, stencilled in Sunset Gold paint, on a wall painted with Farrow & Ball's Blue Black estate emulsion.