Phil Cooper / Painting Chimera #16

Phil CooperPneumo, acrylics on paper, 40 x 40 cm

“‘Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls,’ the flamingo announced quite suddenly.”

Chimera Book 1 / Chapter 20 – The Flamingo & The Dummy


“In the previous chapter we were immersed in scenes of devastation and horror, but things take a surprising turn in Chapter 20. We encounter a couple of the strangest characters in the book and we’re treated to some of the worst jokes ever heard. It’s quite a contrast! As many of the scenes in Chimera have been quite dark in many respects, I’ve taken the opportunity to illustrate something lighter in tone. It’s not often I get the chance to paint a blow-up flamingo, and I wasn’t going to let the chance pass me by. There’s a tube of bubblegum-pink that’s been gathering dust in my paintbox for years, but it’s time has come!” Phil Cooper, Spring 2022


Phil Cooper’s Pneumo painting on his art table in his Berlin studio, Spring 2022




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