"Tears of a Clown"
4 x 6 Postcard
I've been wanting to experiment with "paintovers"for a while now and this week's theme - Pierrot - over at Sunday Postcard Art gave me the perfect opportunity to do so. My goal was to come up with a way to "paint" over an existing image from a magazine or catalogue in order to create a stylized version of the original. I also wanted to challenge myself to work fast and free - and hopefully become a little less cautious with my art in the process . . . Since this was new to me, I took pictures as I went. Wanna see?
Original image from the new Macy's Fall catalogue
For a distressed look, I removed some of the ink with nail polish remover before sealing
the image with clear Gesso. I then backed it onto watercolor paper for strength.
Now here's the tricky part: To challenge myself even further,
I used only wax crayons (Manley) and my finger to blend them.
Final details include the use of pencil, charcoal and Hallmark's B & W sticky ribbons to complete the background.
Thanks for looking! Be sure to check out Sunday Postcard Art for more Pierrot pieces this week. I for one can not wait . . .