So we were standing there at the back of the car with the boot open. “And you tried it both ways”, I said again. He nodded pensively. “What you need”, he says… “is a Fiat Multipla”. “Shur I know”, I said, “but she won’t go for it. She says it’s like a Noddy car, with funny eyes – wouldn’t be seen dead in one, she said”. “It has a distinctive ‘quirky’ sort of style right enough”, says he, “but there’s so much more space in it, it’s like a car and a half, it could carry all your paintings and a kitchen sink as well, and it’s not one of those gas-guzzling SUVs either…”
“No, I’ll just have to make them a few inches smaller in future”, says I, and that’s how I ended up making paintings that were 42 inches wide. I’m talking about those paintings that somebody called “The Blank ones”. But of course, they’re not blank at all – there’s a sky and a shore in them, and there’s a mist rolling in… like the one above. But bigger.
And I was in the Museum of Fine Arts in Leipzig recently and – believe it or not – I saw a work similar to my own (see above). Is it the sea? or is it a misty lake? And could anyone tell me the name of this artist, I should’ve written it down. I took a photo of the label but I didn’t notice at the time that it was out of focus.
This was a big painting. It was more than 2 metres high. And beautiful. So now I think I might try a few bigger ones myself. We’ll just have to figure out a new system of transportation. What do you think? Suggestions?