This past Saturday I was invited to attend my brother's housewarming party. I decided that I wanted to paint a canvas for his new pad. The hardest part was deciding what to paint. I tried to force myself to come up with something classy and music inspired. After passing on a bunch of ideas I decided to get the drunk clowns out of my system and came up with these quick sketches.
After sketching the final picture on the 24"x30" canvas I lined it in blue acrylic.
Then I built up the shadows in washes of the blue acrylic.
Then I started knocking in some colour.
Finally, I filled in the rest of the colour and built up the shadows.
I think it went over pretty well. I also like how the subject of clowns yields a wide range of reactions. My brother said he couldn't help but smile when looking at it while others found it quite disturbing.