I guess I have to explain the title. My 5-year old daughter is always very interested in my paintings, especially the ones I do in life painting class. Yesterday we were supposed to get a clown as the model so my daughter was very excited in advance. Turned out that there was a misunderstanding in the briefing and the model showed up without a costume or makeup.
The next morning I told my daughter and I expected her to be very dissapointed. Instead she was thinking for a moment, then smiled and said: "Clowns are not so smart are they?"
About the painting (2 hours) itself, I'm pretty happy how it turned out, I focused on the big shapes, shadow/halftone/light and tried to use fewer brushstrokes. Candace X. Moore has a nice blogpost about this method. The limited palette use was Titanium white, Yellow Ochre, Venetian Red, Burnt Sienna and Ultramarine Deep. Enjoy!
|"Not a clown tonight" oil on canvas, 40x30 cm (15.7x11.8)|