Hello my fellow clown lovers! I spent a good part of last night putting together 2 new paintings to display at The Story Emporium this Saturday. I have also decided to go ahead and put some price tags on the art work that wasn’t previously for sale so if you had been eyeing any of those pieces Saturday is the time to come grab them. I will post all of them here although the pricetags I put on them elude me right now… I’m typing from my comfy bed. 🙂
Starting with my newest clown from last night I will show you him raw (sketch) and then collage … to be painted today. I did work late last night but had to take a break and enjoy a cocktail. So as promised… he will be painted today.
This is my “Closed” clown. He cannot speak because his mouth has been shut with that contraption on it… you can’t read his eyes to know what he is thinking simply because he has a wall up so high you don’t know what is going on his head. Are his tears from frustration? Fear? Pain? Anger? Who knows… he’ll never tell. He’ll never open up to anyone and because of this he will never feel love…. because he refuses to let anyone in or out… he is what we call “The Player”
Drying now and prepped for painting. The word closed appears over his head because he is just that … a closed book. Unreadable. He plays his hand of cards well although this doesn’t serve his own best interests it keeps him protected from ever feeling real love. So he is destined to walk through his life alone.
I did this one last night and is still in the laying out stage…
Clowns…. I don’t have a name for this one yet but the idea is forming. I played with layouts last night. I will definitely incorporate the film roll you see in the two corners and some empty polaroid pictures on the floor above the painting. The three clowns I’m using represent drinking, withdrawal, and the emotionally unavailable. The film strip represents the history that lead these clowns to be who they are today. It will possibly be framed in an old chainsaw chain representing how untouchable the emotionally unavailable are. This will also be finished and available this Saturday for open studio from 11- 2
After these are complete I will working on custom pieces for three new clients. If you or anyone you know is interested in having a custom piece made you can contact me at 401-316-3062 or email email@example.com
Thanks so much for following and enjoying my artwork. When others look forward to my new pieces I find myself even more excited to continue creating.
Erin T Whalen