Friday, February 28, 2014

Centreville Amusement Park, Centre Island

I wanted to look for a place that has the old school Carnival charm, and I have a vague memory of what Centre Island was like when I was a kid, so I decided to head over to try my luck.

After doing a few laps on my bike around the park, I struggled to find a place that is both interesting and offers a place for me to sit and sketch. Just when I was about to give up, I found a bench and sat down near the carnival games area to rest.  The Clown Heads game stand was in my direct view, so I watched as children compete against each other to win various prizes.  The 3 clown heads turns back and forth and the objective is to put the ball into the mouth to fill a tray (...something like that).

It was interesting for me to see how parents react when their children did not win the game.  Some of the parents will pay for another game so their children will stop crying, and some will attempt to leave, forcing their children to follow them behind unwillingly. Just as the look on the clown heads suggests, they are indeed quite sly.


  1. Really nice work, Ken. Are you using coloured inks? This seems quite vibrant for watercolour.

  2. Thanks Liz! I used micron pen and just watercolour...I did a few layers of watercolor over 2 nights though.