Phoenix

84 x 71cms

oil on board

2014

sold

A fantasy 1940s - 50s Dutch advert for Phoenix bicycles.

I painted it imagining that I was a commercial painter from that time working for the Dutch branch of Phoenix. My model is a Dutch friend who likes to dress this way. Her bicycle is a genuine Phoenix from her grandmother.

The original lighting was direct sunlight but I have changed it to a night scene to create that film noir feel.