Sunday, May 21, 2006

Carnival Clown



This is my latest painting sent out into the world to find a new home. It is off to a fundraising auction for friends of mine. I hope it finds a loving home. This is the 'blurb' that goes with it...
“Roll Up I” is the first painting from Jan Allsopp’s latest series of paintings. The paintings depict snapshot images of Marches Amusements carnival (held annually at the Jetty Foreshores over summer). These carnival images are blended with memory images of the flock wallpaper in the Chinese restaurants in the 60’s and 70’s in Tamworth where Jan grew up. Why combine such disparate images as carnival and wallpaper? She feels it has something to do with the excitement she felt as a child, both at the local show and special occasion dinners out. In “Roll Up I” the wallpaper entwines and overlaps the image of a single carnival clown, mouth wide waiting for little hands to drop balls inside.

3 comments:

shirley said...

I love him! And the colors are so wonderful. Can't wait to see the others in he series - pleas share them

AnastasiaC said...

This painting is gorgeous!!! How did the charity auction go??

Lindsay said...

Jan, I love how you are experimenting with loads of ideas and media. This clown is wonderful.
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