A jester reads up on his comedy.
Thank you for your kind words, Mary. I too, have a soft spot for Jesters. This piece has a lot of me in it. Especially the relaxed part about it. Thank you for your order also, I will be sure to personalize your print for you. Best wishes!
Thank you Marilyn. Yes, the focal point is very important. I originally was going to do the turret in brick, but this would have really taken the focus away from the jester. I love dramatic skies.
Thank you Maria. I think the same way of other mediums. I guess like any medium, the more you work with it & mess up, the more you learn. As for the magical feeling, that comes mostly from my imagination & things that inspire me.
Thanks Tatiana. He's grown tired of his silly ways.
Thanks! Even jesters need some time to relax. There is more of a serious side to this one.
I love everything about this piece, from the sky to the Jester - the whole attitude of the character is wonderful - to the rose bush in the corner. This is absolutely stunning! I like all the other pieces in your gallery, but this, so far, is my favourite - probably because I have a soft-spot for Jesters...blame it on Fish and Marillion!
Even jester's can be just ordinary people. I like your treatment of the sky. And the simple way you've done the castle turret and walls keeps the painting's focal point very much in the fore. Another excellent piece!
Watercolor is one hell of a medium to master. Your skill is really impressive, but I also like the magical, unique feeling that I get from your work.
The painting is fantastic but the really cool thing is the way you took an archetype and turned them into a person.
Fabulous watercolor work, James! You seem to have unbelievable control over the medium.
He seems sad, not like the usual silly & annoying(in my opinion) images you see of the jester. I like that.
This is the first time I've seen a jester not joking... or looking creepy. Very beauiful.
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