What’s the Idea?
Leigh Brownlee, founder of Stuff To Do, wants to get Jim Carrey’s attention. So why not paint a portrait of him?! – Artist to Artist.
What’s the story
I, Leigh Brownlee, am trying to get a message to Jim Carrey.
(Find out more here.)
Yes that’s right, Jim Carrey the actor and artist.
But he’s a hard man to get hold of.
So myself and the team at Stuff To Do are creating loads of Jim Carrey related content, in the hope of being noticed.
As I am a painter, and so is Jim, I thought a portrait might be the way to go.
Not just any portrait, but a portrait from the soul.
Which (hopefully) will speak to Jim.
So he gets in touch.
(Jim, here’s my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org)
So in this post I share my finished masterpiece, and explain how it came about.
And of course, if you would like to paint or draw a portrait of Jim and send it to us, we will add it to this page for all the world to see.
People should do this because…?
There’s lots of good reasons to paint a portrait of Jim…
Painting is a meditative practice and that can only be a good thing
It will stimulate the right hand side of your brain, making you more creative and receptive
Let’s face it, Jim didn’t miss out on the good looking genes, so he’s going to look nice on your wall
If you paint a picture of Jim and share it with us via our ‘Add an Idea‘ webform, you will be helping a great mission
(Mission: Change The World)
How do you do it?
There’s lots of ways you can paint a picture of Jim.
Art is very personal, so if you’re a creator and you want to do your own portrait, I will leave you to explore, experiment, and enjoy!
But here’s how I did it:
Once I’d decided I was going to paint a portrait of Jim Carrey, I went and meditated;
This is something I often do before starting a painting, to let an image form in my consciousness;
I didn’t get the image I expected, but the one I did get blew my mind.
See, I love The Doors – you know, the pioneering band from the 60s.
And the image I saw was the poster from the film The Doors
But with Jim’s face where Val Kilmer’s should be.
Jim Carrey with hair of flame…
‘It’s crazy’, I thought.
‘It’s totally out there!’
‘Jim’s going to love it!’
So that is what I painted.
It worked well for me because I also love to use the colour orange.
(Artist comment: I particularly like the way Francis Bacon used it in his ‘Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion‘.)
It was a tough one to do, and if I’m honest I’d like to spend a bit more time on it.
But I feel like I caught something of Jim’s spirit, so that’s good enough for now.
(Unfortunately I don’t have a lot of time to paint because I’m working hard on Stuff To Do and our mission to Change The World.)
So if you’d like to paint a portrait of Jim Carrey, we would love to see your finished work – just send it in:
Or if you can help us get this post in front of Jim – please like, share, forward.
And help me get my message to him.
Stuff you may need
- Painting materials (whatever is your poison – I use oils mostly)
- A vision