A jester reads up on his comedy.
Hi! Bought a print of this from you a few years back Mr Brown. Lovely work
i love it
wow. this is one of the best peices of work i have seen yet. absolutely beautiful and breathtaking. The reality behind it all is awesome. Great job.
Your work leaves me speechless... in a good kinda way
The thing that really captures me about this piece is the lighting. It is extremely hard to capture the ambience of dawn or evening for that matter. Where everything seems to be on the same plane as far as shadow goes, and there are no extreme shadows. You captured it on the dot! I love the way the jester, even tho he isn't trying to be comical, still has the jester like quality to him. Not just from the outfit he wears, but from the way he is sitting on the ston piece. Kinda puts him up on a sort of stage. Sory... I keep rambeling. Your art has always made me smile. Thankyou.
Adore it. Rather reminds me of Hamlet :
how original! well done James. I love the color and mood created here. WONDERFUL composition!!!
Thank you Billy!
Great contrast between the jester's trapping and the contemplative mood
Not a bad interpretation. He has seen his best days pass him by & really is looking for a rebirth, a new start.
I almost feel a sense of... I don't know. Disguise? That the Jester is being someone he's not, not a fool. But, that's just what I see by him reading. Lovely Castle walls,
I love this, its like in this one moment we see the jester's humanity and a few seconds from now someone will come along and bark and he'll jump one more time till maybe he wont jump anymore. So sad but so human that we can all relate. So very peaceful. Thank you....
This painting truly shows the influence that Maxfield Parrish has had on you. I love it, but then again I adore all your work. It's difficult to pick just one to savor.
Thank you for the your wonderful comments Monica. All the emotions you speak of about the jester are correct. He is thinking of his past & where he is now in life. I'm sure a hug from you will warm his heart.
Simply stunning. It looks so vibrant and full of life, yet it makes me feel peaceful, relaxed and maybe just a bit sad... I honestly don´t know how you do it, but congratulations anyway There´s something about the posture of the jester that makes me think he is more thoughtful and melancholic that people think. And I´ve known my good share of clowns with a big heart and a tendency to get depressed in the past, so now I have this need to get into that picture and give him a hug, just in case
Although they're all great pieces, this one is my favorite of all your works. Hmm... You're too good... And yes, you really use the watercolor, incredible!
Thank you Oliver!
Thank you for all your kind words & compliments, Jessica. I'm a big fan of your watercolors also. Rackham & Parrish are truely two of my favorites. You have a great eye for detail. Thank you!
...of course,i agree with Jessica,definitly great work here in your gallery,and you get so much depth in that pieces with tiny desaturated colortones,very nice technique lesson right here,keep on paintin;-)
You're definitely a master and I like everything in your gallery, but this piece has such remarkable depth and atmosphere. I was immediately reminded of Parrish and Rackham--a wonderful synthesis of Parrish's vibrant colors and Rackham's fluidity. I wish I could paint grass like this, your trees are impressionistic AND photorealistic, and your roses look like stained glass. But the thing that really amazes me is the light -- just on the brink between the bright colors of daylight and evening (and soon, I think, too dark to read). I LOVE this, bravo!!!
Thank you for your kind words, Sigridur.
This one is beautiful.. the jester is so relaxed and natural. Makes me think of him as a real person and wonder what he's thinking.
This jester does have a story to tell. Thanks!
Thank you, Anna.
So beautiful and serene...This picture demonstrates an incredible control over a difficult medium.Congrats.
it gives great feeling of serenity quiet, and maybe an air of forgotten sadness for some reason...very beautiful.
I'm glad you like it, Wenche.
This painting speaks to me. It's very hard to forget.
Thank you for the kind words, Tiina. When creating an image, I feel it is just as important to know when the piece has had enough. You should let the piece "breathe". This is a real key in keeping the "soul" in a painting. Your emotions change day by day , hour by hour & min. by min. I like to work fast when I paint, to keep my emotions & pour them into the painting. Some of my more greater successes have been the pieces I've spent the least time on. Too much time, too much detail is exactly that. Emotion, I feel, is what makes a painting special.
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