I bought Olive a book on circus performers. (mostly so I could use the images) I have made a few pieces...The fat lady, the Chinese acrobats drinking tea while hanging from a wire and one of a boy climbing a tree. Im not done with them yet, but here are the acrobats.
I am obsessed with color and rarely leave color out of any piece of work, However, this image just begged to be left alone. I could not come up with a way of incorporating color into the piece with out distracting from it. so I used zink white wax and then added black oil pastels for contrast. It may have worked with sepia color. I'm happy with the piece. I am currently etching a plate to place at the top of the piece. I have several in the acid and we will see which one turns out the best. I have ""just hanging around" kinda lame....I have "one lump or two" kinda funny because I imagine the one hanging upside down pouring the tea will fall and crack his skull. I have "just me and the boys" kinda OK because the are so manly hanging from there long hair and drinking tea. and I have "Is this decaf" again OK. kinda funny that he would need to hoist himself up and go prepare another pot on decaf tea. If you have any good one liners to place on the piece, let me know. I'm not married to any of the above. I started them late at night so I might not like any of them n the morning. But I will have a metal (silver) plate with something witty on the top left of the piece before it is complete!!