My first painting for the year! Imagine if Disney made a film in a purely Impressionistic style? My head would explode! I was watching gooey love films this afternoon and was feeling all romantic so I decided to paint a young couple enjoying the sun-dappled shade on a terrace in a Parisian garden. My stylistic aim: the thick, impasto and vibrant painting style of Edouard Manet fused with my beloved Disney toon aesthetic. My friend Shane O’brien was the inspiration for the young man.