These two are the latest additions to my 'circus of the magnificent' series. it's a very loose title for a bunch of drawings and paintings about people with unique talents. The narrative that has built up, and which connects all these performers is as important as realising the portraits. I haven't discovered the identity of the snake charmer (if that's what she is), but I know she is reclusive, elusive and shy. The other character is much more worldly, and is the sister of the underwater acrobat. She also looks after the costumes.
I'm trying a technique which came about by accident ( as often happens for the best), and am keeping the ghost of a terrible painting that was originally started. Now I know this, next time I' ll plan this in. I like the history, random marks and extra information this gives......and that's Mojo Jojo in the background......