Saturday, March 05, 2011

Nightmare Clown

 Well I finally finished the Mixed Media Clown Painting.  As you saw in the previous post I painted the background then adhered decorative papers to the painting to create my visualization of Pennywise, the antagonist in Stephen King's novel "IT".
 I adhered marblized blue gift wrap for the collar.
 White mulberry paper makes up the face and printed scrapbook paper was used for the mouth.
 Scraps of red hand made vegetable dyed paper are the nose and eyes.  Very thin orange mulberry was layered three times for the hair and bitty bits of scraps were layered over the black mulberry eyebrows.
 I made the eyes a bit more compelling with blue linen paper for the iris and holographic foil for the pupils.  The reflective holographic paper has a checkerboard pattern which makes it appear as if the eyes may be compound.
I finished it off by drawing with color sharpie markers to create the illusion of depth and shadow.  The whole is protected by a few layers of clear matte acrylic medium.  The face and spots of highlight are enhanced with a layer of iridescent acrylic medium.


Chica Latina said...

Ooohhh, scary clown. Nice use of mixed media....but still a scary clown (I have a fear of clowns.)

Phare-Camp said...

I didn't realize how common a fear of clowns was till I exhibited the woodcut of this image I did many years the opening countless numbers told me of their childhood fear of clowns. Made me realize Stephen King's genius in using a clown as the antagonist in "IT"