Thursday, September 17, 2020

ACEO Clown portrait #179 "Smokey Joe"

 ACEO Clown #179  "Smokey Joe" 

acrylic on paper,  2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm)
ACEO clown portrait #179 is inspired by an imaginative clown originally created by the famous American illustrator Norman Rockwell (1894-1978). In 1928 Rockwell painted an oil painting called “CHECKERS” as an illustration for a story about an older circus clown named Smokey Joe. In the story, clown Smokey Joe was feeling sad and blue because he believed he was no longer funny. Rockwell’s circus friends came up with a plan to lift Smokey Joe’s spirits and renew his self confidence by coaxing him into a checkers game and conspiring, of course, to let Smokey Joe win. The original painting is located at Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA, USA. There is an interesting short video on Youtube video called "The making of "Paintings in Song" - Checkers". Enjoy it!

“CHECKERS” by Norman Rockwell, 1928 ( 40 1/2″ x 44 1/2″)


work in progress

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