Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Twelve

Clown - deep green

12 of 29 underpaintings.
(For an explanation of what I'm doing, please click here.)

Confession time:
This underpainting kind of scares me.

My feelings about clowns are kind of a mixed bag...
I am amused, terrified, intrigued, and horrified by them 
all at the same time.

When I woke up this morning I thought to myself, "I'm going to paint a clown face today."  Almost immediately after, I thought, "No I'm not."  The conversation in my head went back and forth like that for quite some time... But, ultimately fascination won out over fear.

I am very thankful that I am in the habit of painting eyes last (because that is when I think a painting truly comes alive)... And in this case, I was definitely ready to be finished after I painted the eyes!



10 comments:

  1. (: i don't think clowns are too scary. hey. i want to ask you millions of questions about underpainting. i'll save it for a letter at the risk of sounding like an idiot asking simple questions on your blog.
    xxa

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  2. I am really loving all these drawings/sketches. And WOW! I can't believe the number of participants. Good Going, Ayala! Wish I had time to post on everyone's individual submissions.

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  3. I have the same feelings about them like you... so i will focus in the technique: it is beautifully done, the shading is very realistic and I think once is has more colors it will be less ... spooky? Xo]

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  4. Clowns really send shudders down my spine, and I can't even find them amusing. Must have been frightened by one as a Child. But this fellow looks quite a pleasant chappie, with a nice smile instead of the usual great frightening grimace.

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  5. so interesting to paint the eyes last.... love that idea, i don't think i have ever done it. Such a strong clown face.

    i remember putting on a clown suit once, in a town that i was visiting, my shyness fell aside, it was an amazing experience.

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  6. Did you know I have a crazy, irrational fear of clowns? Long story but THIS clown...your clown...he looks like my brother-in-law! LOL I love it!! Great job, too.

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  7. This on creeps me out a little. :))) Looks good!

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  8. You have done it and painted your clown. Now there can be rest in yoyr heas (haha). beautiful work again Kristin.
    Lovely greet
    Marja
    (marjascreativity)

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  9. He looks so realistic. I once bought a clown painting, just for the colours I think.

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  10. clowns are ok... its moths that freak me out... mind you a clown covered in moths wouldn't be too good...xx

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