This just in from Joy-Slinger Laurence Roberts, UK

There is a lot of movement in this piece, as if Laurence has captured this figure on the fly. The figure's expression  seems heroic and mischievous at the same time. Laurence painted over a photograph and the effects are energizing.

Take a look at the missing postage stamp and lack of address! How Laurence's piece managed to find its way into my mail box is darn near miraculous, and it's why I love the postal system as an art medium. The missing stamp and chipped-away address allude to the random quality of chance. Thanks, Laurence!



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Comment by Marie Wintzer on January 8, 2011 at 12:23am
The choice of colors is fantastic, wow, makes me want to start painting.
Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 30, 2010 at 5:21pm that is Wallace & Gomit as OFFICIAL Royal Mail postage? I do think that the little old lady who lives next door to you , Bifidus, has clipped it! (Manipulating with someone's mail in the USA is a Federal offense, hmmm?) Well, if it makes her happy...and it is the holidays, afterall!

Impressive work, Laurence! There is a great texture made with the paint over the slick surface of the photo! Nice and thick and expressive...go for it!

Comment by Laurence on December 30, 2010 at 5:08pm

WoW!  So glad you like it Bifidus - and that it arrived with you ! :) Good heavens Where is the stamp and address ! Extraordinary !  Rather touching.


I liked this one a lot and this little series where I painted over some other picture postcards.


Joy-slinger !  :)  I really like that.


Today, quite independenhtly I receiv ed the words Share the joy but in Lithuanian (and trans for me).


How's that for synchronicity along with the address and stamp awol-ness  ? !




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