Thursday, June 4, 2009

'Wait till they get a load of Georgie!'

This clown is a portrait of Colin Malone a friend of mine who is an award winning actor from the Silken Thomas players in Kildare town. This piece was commisioned by his Mother and father as an original Birthday present. It was made up from a few pictures posted on his bebo page.
I tried to capture the character rather than a realistic traditional portait. The result was this menacing explosion in Colour and Clown tartan patterns which were great fun to do.

The original is an A2 sized portarait painted in bright Acrylic paints.

Another detail I liked was the fit of the clown nose. It was unusual to see as it wasnt as I imagined from other clown pics or from memory.

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