'Fleabag' a painting of the final scene
"You know the worst thing is that I f*****g love you. I love you," she'd said.
"No, no don't," she added moments later before the priest replied. "No. Let's just leave that out there just for a second on its own. I love you."
Then, in one devastating motion, the priest reaches across, grabs her hand and says matter-of-factly: "It'll pass."
'It'll Pass..' Oil on canvas paper 10 x 8"
One thing that has been a godsend and kept me sane during the past 18 months has been the streaming of the many brilliant tv shows - none more so than the tv series 'Fleabag.'
Written by and featuring the talented Pheobe Waller-bridge, it is a tender and thought provoking look at a modern day woman navigating her way through life after the death of her best friend. Dysfunctional and damaged, she has a nonchalant attitude towards men until she meets the unattainable 'hot Priest' who manages to see beyond her exterior and into her soul.
It has become popular with fans for it's emotional and sexual honesty, it is wonderfully inappropriate and the characters are not always likable, but often very relatable.
It had me howling with laughter and blubbering in equal amounts all the way through til the heart wrenching finale.
I thought it would be an enjoyable way to celebrate my favourite dramas by reproducing them into an oil painting
I love to convey emotion in my paintings so the picture had to be the final scene at the bus stop.
The painting depicts the ending to their relationship and parting of ways- with the brilliant acting from Wallerbridge and Andrew Scott their sorrow is tangiable
I wanted to convey the emotion and intensity through the subjects' esxpressions, using the colours and mark making to add more drama
After seeing the Fleabag painting my daughter urged me to do some more iconic scenes and suggested I paint the memorable dance scene from Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction'
'Strange Twist' Oil on canvas
With fantastic performnces from Uma Therman and John Travolta, the scene comes early in the film, when the hitman Vincent Vega takes his boss’ wife out to dinner. The two eat at an elaborately 1950s-themed diner and on a whim enter its twist contest. They walk off the dance floor with a trophy
I have always had a soft spot John Travolta ever since watching him play Danny in 'Grease' in the cinema at the tender age of 9- he became my first ever crush!
I feel like I've grown up with him and for any Travolta fans I think this dance scene in 'Pulp' was an homage to his other amazing dance sequences in 'Grease' and 'Saturday Night Fever'
I love painting people scenes especially when there's a story or a meaning behind it, so I'll be working on a few more scenes from my favourute films and dramas :)
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