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Topic: So it Became a Game of Two Halves (Oil on Board)  (Read 1776 times)
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« on: February 22, 2013 09:59:00 AM »

Realized that I'd neglected to post this sooner.  It is the second of my clown series.......and the one that I managed to snooker my husband into participating.  I told him that no one would ever be able to tell I used him as a model, but I was wrong.  Everyone who has seen it knows immediately that it's him.  Despite his protests, I think he secretly loves it.

So It Became a Game of Two Halves  - 36" x 24" oil on board:


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And a few progress shots for those interested:
It began as a grisaille painting:


That I then glazed color over:


and then I painted directly over some of the areas because it seemed too "sterile".

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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2013 10:16:25 AM »

While I do not care for clowns, this piece is fantastic!  If it makes your husband feel any better, I think your husband is one hot tamale!  My husband posed once for me.  He made me promise nobody would ever see it, and that I kept it hidden.  I've kept my promise, and only I look at it every so often.  Based on the subject matter, I wouldn't let anybody else see it any how.   Grin   Shocked   Wink   Tongue   Kiss
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013 10:23:56 AM »

I think it's awesome that you used him as your model!  It's fantastic.  I appreciate you showing some in process photos.
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2013 10:29:17 AM »

THis rocks! I'm not a fan of clowns...but I'm a fan of this painting! Glad you shared your process.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2013 11:07:49 AM »

I love your clown paintings, despite the fact that I (along with most of craftster, it looks like) hate clowns. Your husband should be pleased to be included in your work, it's always so great!
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2013 11:20:39 AM »

What an amazing painting! 
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2013 11:33:52 AM »

I admire your work and always look forward to seeing them...for some reason, this clown does not disturb me like some do...

What a wonderful model!  Such an expressive face!

The eye in the glass is extremely disturbing...
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2013 11:36:37 AM »

I'm a fan of clowns, so of course I love this. You have such a wonderful talent. Bravo!
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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2013 11:41:00 AM »

thank you for the in progress photos, I love seeing how paintings evolve!  The way you did the hair in this piece is so coooool!
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« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2013 09:25:58 PM »

Thanks guys!  Though my husband was a VERY reluctant model, he's VERY pleased with the results and I've even caught him bragging.  I think this makes three paintings of him now....he is becoming a regular.  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2013 06:37:35 AM »

This is so creepy! Such an amazing job.
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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2013 08:17:25 PM »

You have a very special talent.I looove his expression and the hair is driving me nuts,it's awesome!
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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2013 06:59:50 PM »

This is beyond amazing.  You have some serious talent!
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