Contemporary colorful paintings of fun and figures.
Monday, November 4, 2013
Book Going to the Circus
I have taken a bizillion photos of the circus. I love the athleticism of performers. I know there is great talent in those who work with animals, but I much prefer watching acrobats, trapeze artists and such. I would love to be able to fly through the air. Wouldn't you? Seriously I have photos I have taken all over the country at different shows, big and small but this is actually the first circus painting I have ever done. It too is for my book about going to Gramcamp. I have enlisted a friend and avid poet, Randy Zimmerman, to help me with the writing so I am excited about that. This painting has such a compelling composition I think, but that is part of the artistry of the circus. One of my favorite circuses is Circus Smirkus, which is a kids camp which performs in the summer. Awesome. Of course Cirque du Soleil is always spectacular. I just read that a performer on the "Wheel of Death" fell and was hurt. I always assume that they are so good they never get hurt, but that is just unrealistic. I can fall taking a walk! Maybe it is my lack of natural grace that makes me so appreciate these artists.
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