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12 x 12 inch Mixed Media Original Painting - Why So Serious

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"Why so serious?" was created in April 2010 and is 12 x 12 inches on gallery stretched canvas (which means it's wrapped all the way onto the back and stapled, as opposed to just wrapped to the sides and stapled there).

I realize I'm a few years too late to jump on The Dark Knight bandwagon, but recently someone left a comment on my blog that said, "I'm always amazed by your works Sunny, & your girls look so whimsical & serious all at the same time." And the idea that my girls seemed "serious" led to the conclusion that I should make one that isn't serious at all and that's how "Why so serious?" came into my head.

The background of "Why so serious?" is striped with alternating purple and green, with a layer each of purple and green glitter applied on top. Then a fine layer of black glitter was applied on top of both the purple and green to push the colours back (to make the colours less vibrant) and so the piece looks grungy like the underworld of The Joker, himself. (Or herself, in this case.)

The lettering of "Why so serious?" at the top was done using metallic red paint and a steady hand.

The girl's hair is a lighter green than the background's green and is more yellow-tinged like the Joker's hair in the movie The Dark Knight. Her hair is of course, metallic.

Her eyes are rimmed with black ink with purple glitter eyeshadow and a metallic espresso iris. Her mouth is a metallic red with red ink extending far out onto her cheeks in a messy, smeared grin.

The petticoat of her dress is a shimmery metallic purple, with a green diamond patterned paper as her underskirts.

In each hand she holds a black-handled knife.

And finally, on her feet are a pair of black Maryjanes.

The sides of this painting are painted black and finished with a light coat of gloss varnish. The face of the painting has two coats of thick, gloss glaze varnish that makes the glitter "pop", like the metallic finish on a car.

(Here's a short video I made to show how my paintings sparkle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ndudc9kjknc )

How To Take Care of Your Painting:

My paintings should be dusted regularly, especially if you smoke in your home. The front and sides of the paintings can be gently wiped clean with dish soap and water, but take care NOT to get the back of the canvas wet.

If you push on the back of the canvas, the varnish may crack. In most cases, the cracks won't be visible to the naked eye (like if you were just standing there looking at a hung painting you wouldn't notice them), but can be seen up close, so please be careful when choosing a place to hang it so that if it falls for some reason, the back of the canvas won't hit anything solid, such as the corner of a shelf.

Please take care of your painting. I work really hard on them and I want them to last your lifetime.
"Why so serious?" was created in April 2010 and is 12 x 12 inches on gallery stretched canvas (which means it's wrapped all the way onto the back and stapled, as opposed to just wrapped to the sides and stapled there).

I realize I'm a few years too late to jump on The Dark Knight bandwagon, but recently someone left a comment on my blog that said, "I'm always amazed by your works Sunny, & your girls look so whimsical & serious all at the same time." And the idea that my girls seemed "serious" led to the conclusion that I should make one that isn't serious at all and that's how "Why so serious?" came into my head.

The background of "Why so serious?" is striped with alternating purple and green, with a layer each of purple and green glitter applied on top. Then a fine layer of black glitter was applied on top of both the purple and green to push the colours back (to make the colours less vibrant) and so the piece looks grungy like the underworld of The Joker, himself. (Or herself, in this case.)

The lettering of "Why so serious?" at the top was done using metallic red paint and a steady hand.

The girl's hair is a lighter green than the background's green and is more yellow-tinged like the Joker's hair in the movie The Dark Knight. Her hair is of course, metallic.

Her eyes are rimmed with black ink with purple glitter eyeshadow and a metallic espresso iris. Her mouth is a metallic red with red ink extending far out onto her cheeks in a messy, smeared grin.

The petticoat of her dress is a shimmery metallic purple, with a green diamond patterned paper as her underskirts.

In each hand she holds a black-handled knife.

And finally, on her feet are a pair of black Maryjanes.

The sides of this painting are painted black and finished with a light coat of gloss varnish. The face of the painting has two coats of thick, gloss glaze varnish that makes the glitter "pop", like the metallic finish on a car.

(Here's a short video I made to show how my paintings sparkle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ndudc9kjknc )

How To Take Care of Your Painting:

My paintings should be dusted regularly, especially if you smoke in your home. The front and sides of the paintings can be gently wiped clean with dish soap and water, but take care NOT to get the back of the canvas wet.

If you push on the back of the canvas, the varnish may crack. In most cases, the cracks won't be visible to the naked eye (like if you were just standing there looking at a hung painting you wouldn't notice them), but can be seen up close, so please be careful when choosing a place to hang it so that if it falls for some reason, the back of the canvas won't hit anything solid, such as the corner of a shelf.

Please take care of your painting. I work really hard on them and I want them to last your lifetime.

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12 x 12 inch Mixed Media Original Painting - Why So Serious

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: glitter, sparkles, metallic paint, cardstock, scrapbook paper, ink, acrylic paint, paint, inktense pencils, triple thick gloss glaze varnish, gloss varnish, varnish
  • Feedback: 23 reviews
  • Favorited by: 10 people
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