2012年5月16日

Don't give up the day job, Jim! Carrey exercises his creative streak with some street painting

He's one of Hollywood most prolific funnymen.
But on the side, Jim Carrey also fancies himself as something of an artist.
The actor took the the streets of Chelsea in New York today, where he was seen painting an array of colours onto a giant canvas.
Artist at work: Jim Carrey is filmed in the streets of Chelsea in New York yesterday, painting on a giant canvas
Artist at work: Jim Carrey is filmed in the streets of Chelsea in New York yesterday, painting on a giant canvas

The 48-year-old, who has recently split from long-term girlfriend Jenny McCarthy, had also managed to cover himself in paint as he created his masterpiece.
A friend was spotted filming his efforts, so presumably the Bruce Almighty actor is planning on sharing his exploits with the world some time soon.
Back in May, the star posted some of his artwork on Twitter.
At the time he wrote: 'A peek at my NY painting ‘Heart Upon Re-entry’ Acrylic n #BOING on canvass,' linking to a Twitpic of an abstract work full of fiery red and orange streaks.
Colourful: The actor indulged his hobby, by getting busy with a plethora of colours
Colourful: The actor indulged his hobby, by getting busy with a plethora of colours
Let's see what we've got: This is not Jim's first foray into painting as he posted some of his pieces on Twitter back in May
Let's see what we've got: This is not Jim's first foray into painting as he posted some of his pieces on Twitter back in May

He also talked to Oprah Winfrey back in 2008 about how he had given then-girlfriend McCarthy a portrait of herself.

'I did a painting for Jenny and it took me 50 hours,' he said, adding that he typically painted 'mostly nudes'.
Jenny recently opened up to Oprah about her break up with Carey, saying things went stale between them.
And in her new book, Love, Lust & Faking it she ha revealed even more about her life since the split and what her focus is now.

It's the wrong way up, Jim: The Hollywood star looks perplexed as he peers down at his artwork, which is facing downwards
It's the wrong way up, Jim: The Hollywood star looks perplexed as he peers down at his artwork, which is facing downwards
The 37-year-old and Carrey were together for five years before deciding to go their separate ways back in April.

But Jenny is not bitter about what happened.
She says: 'I had to heal something that didn't work. But I have nothing but gratitude for those five years with Jim.
'I could make a list of all the problems, but if I blamed Jim for us not being together anymore, then I completely lost the reason in it.
'Leaving that relationship behind, I realised that I am the love of my life. I always counted on a man to be that, and it was such an illusion.'
These shoes are made for walkin': His ex-girlfriend Jenny McCarthy is promoting new autobiography Love, Lust & Faking it These shoes are made for walkin': His ex-girlfriend Jenny McCarthy is promoting new autobiography Love, Lust & Faking it

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