After spending an afternoon at the circus, I returned to my studio with many sketches and photos. I was taken by this clown, whose painted face and expression offered an ironic twist to the name that was on his hat. I saturated my hues more than I normally do, to draw out the colors of his face and costume, and help re- create the circus atmosphere. He was incredibly emotive, and yet quite friendly to everyone. The children loved him.

Image size: 11 x 15 inches

Matted: yes (matted size 16 x 20 inches), in white

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10 Responses to ““Happy””

  1. Lorraine Brown

    Oh I wanted to say the same as Joani, in fact Terry your work is always stunning and how lucky am I to have seen you on your journey for more than two years now. This work could be on exhibit in a children’s hospital and would make everyone have a bit of happiness for a while

  2. Sherry Schmidt

    Wow, Terry, this piece is stunning. Love your bright colors this time. You are amazing at combining art and emotion. I can imagine I would get very confused with the face paint on top of the skin tones!

    • terryfreemark

      It was definitely a challenge, Sherry, and I wasn’t sure I would pull it off. But sometimes it seemed the painting painted itself. Thanks for your comments!

  3. Aymará

    What a special sensitivity on that face… I love your performance on this painting!
    Regards, Terry!

  4. noruegaenargentina

    I am so bad at commenting but I love your paintings, they are just fantastic. This one is amazing and another one that struck me was the older woman from the market, just really seemed like you captured her essence.

    • terryfreemark

      Thank you so much, NA. I’m glad we can keep up with each other, even if it’s through our blogs. Hopefully our paths will cross again sometime, soon.


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