Friday, 11 November 2011

Flying Circus WIP 1

It’s a miracle. I’m not sure why but Blogger has decided to allow me to upload photos again so I’ve started a new WIP.

This project is a little different to my usual portraiture. I’ve been toying with the idea of doing a circus painting and I wanted to have a play with creating a landscape. Somehow the two ideas collided, mixed with a particularly odd dream and refined themselves while I worked on a very boring spreadsheet. The result is a literal flying circus in convoy on its way to an Emerald City like location (It isn’t supposed to be the Emerald City but that’s what it reminds me of)

This is the very early stages of this painting where the only thing that I am working on is getting my idea down on paper and trying out colour. I need to tweak some of the perspective but otherwise I’m happy with where I’m going.


  1. WooHooo glad to see that you are able to post your work again. Great job with your imaginative dream. Love it.

  2. Welcome back :-)

    This is going to be an interesting piece methinks

    ... I took lots of photos of an old fashioned carousel when the fair came to town a few months ago - love those horses. There's something special about circus and fairground rides isn't there?

  3. Thanks guys :)

    I love old fashioned funfairs and I make a point of going to the circus every year. In the summer we also get a lot of steam fairs in Wiltshire and I love how brightly coloured everything is. Hopefully I'll get some of those colours into this.