I’m presently drawing up sketches for a new, dare I say it, seminal work. I’m being pulled back into the world of clowns. Did I ever leave it? I hear you say.
I’m thinking large and I’m thinking hotel lobbies. Famous hotel lobbies where people will arrange to meet ‘under the white clown painting’. I omitted to mention that these clowns will be attired mainly in white garments, with a splash perhaps of primary colour.
Their faces also white and heads bald except for two tufts of shaggy red hair just above each ear. Three clowns in the painting, perhaps two, but definitely no more than four. It’s going to be big but not big enough to accommodate four long limbed clowns.
I had the experience of painting a very large piece before, which I struggled to get out the studio door. Failing the door, you can always try a double window. The moral of the story is think before you paint, particularly when you’re going big.
Think transport, thinking framing, think suitable locations. Think suitable customers. They are out there and hopefully not living abroad. I don’t think I’d find an envelope that size.
I jest. I’d be happy to parcel it up with brown paper and white sting for sending overseas. While you’re waiting to see the new work, and remember it’s only in its gestation period, you can browse here and take your pick of what’s available. I promise the packaging will be secure if you’re looking from across the sea.