Notes by Bill Calhoun

September 25, 2011

Snake Charmer

Click for Larger ViewThe beaked Plague Doctor mask is a classic Venetian Carnevale mask.  This minstrel is perhaps hoping to ward off the effects of too much charm.

Snake Charmer, 2011, oil on canvas, 16" x 20"

September 18, 2011

Carnival Tiger

Click for Larger ViewCan you tell which one is the carnival tiger?

Carnival Tiger, 2011, oil on canvas, 18" x 24"

Emily has embarked on a new series of generally larger paintings, based on her love of the circus, commedia dell'arte, carnival, and minstrelsy.  We'll call this series Carnival, and Everyone is Left-handed will be considered the first painting in this series.