Sarah from First Night Design is a genius at creating vintage artworks by layering textures. She inspires me almost daily. Apparently she inherited a lot of her creative drive from her Mother. Take a look at this post by Sarah and you will understand her process better.
I have filched a painting from my late mother and made it my own. Benedicta painted her clown in her teens — not that they were known as such an entity when she was growing up in the 1920s and ’30s. I say filched but I inherited it!
Untitled Clown by Benedicta Leigh
To create a different colour palette for him. I used several 2 Lil’ Owls textures from the Confetti series.
To set the whole thing off, I used another 2 Lil’ Owls texture from the Distressed series for a background on which you can see the faint markings of a musical score.
My mother’s clown now looks as if he is checking himself in the mirror before going on stage, an effect that was coincidental but was pointed out to me by ‘him…
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