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Watercolor Clown #13 PRICILLA MOOSEBURGER, A.K.A. TRICIA MANUEL


2013-03-03 20.50.10

Hello Fellow Clown Lovers,

Clowns – I love them!  I love to paint bright, colorful, happy images and clowns fit right in with that.

I have painted clowns for several years.  Until recently I focused on painting them in Acrylics on canvas, but I have renewed my love of Watercolor and I am currently working on a series of paintings that incorporates great clowns (most of whom I have made friends with on Facebook) and watercolor on small affordable 9 x 12 watercolor paintings.  Since the watercolor series  is new and not well know I have the luxury of selling these paintings at a  pretty reasonable price.

My goal is to create 75 watercolor clowns of the 9 X 12 size.  I hope to sell thru Facebook or directly to the buyer and hopefully sell a few to the proud clown collectors out in  the world.

Each image will be on Canson 140 LB  Watercolor paper 9 X 12.  Each image will be mailed in a document mailer with a certificate of authenticity. Let me know if your interested or if you have a clown image for me to consider for the series.

Watercolor Clown #13 - 

PRICILLA MOOSEBURGER, A.K.A. TRICIA  MANUEL

Original SOLD

I love color so you can imagine the  fun I had creating this watercolor of Pricilla.   She has also been kind enough to allow me the pleasure of interviewing her for this blog.   So look for the post to get to know more about this amazing clown!

I like to take pictures along the way as I paint so you can see the creation from start to finish.  Enjoy!  Leave me a note if you like the painting.

 

Pricilla Mooseburger Original Photo

Pricilla Mooseburger
Original Photo

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Pricillia Mooseburger Final

 

Art Prints

Not for Commercial Use

Copyright 2014 Patty Sue O’Hair- Vicknair Artist PSOVART

Click below for the direct Zazzle link to Pricillis page to buy this painting on various products.

http://www.zazzle.com/psovartclowns/gifts?cg=196714627678775202

Prints are available.

For those of you interested in any of the New clown watercolor painting prints. There are 2 ways to get prints.
1. I will post the image on several sites, with links found on my page associated with the clown image. Also there are links from my page directly to the pages where all my art can be found for prints. All you do is choose the one you want, the size, how you want it printed (canvas, paper, etc.) and pay for it they will ship it to you. Here are some sites I am on. 

http://patty-vicknair.artistwebsites.com/ (fine art prints, cards, phone cases) 

www.Zazzle.com/psovartclowns (posters, t-shirts, mugs, mouse pads, etc…) 

http://greatclownportraits.com/blog and you can order originals or prints from here.

2. You can buy direct from me. I will order a print from my printer and provide a signed Certificate of Authenticity along with signing the painting. Your cost will be determined by the size you want + shipping to your location.
9 X 12 = $45.00
11 x 14 = $60.00
16 X 20 = $116.00
Each clown I paint receives a share of the proceeds, so rest assured I am selling these images with their blessing. If interested either message me on Facebook or email me at psovart@gmail.com we can handle the transaction by Paypal

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair Clown artist to the world

psovart@gmail.com

Across the top of this blog you will find pages dedicated to my art.  Please take a few minutes to look them over.  www.greatclownportraits.com

Follow my art on Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/pages/PS-OV-ART-Patty-Sue-OHair-Vicknair-Artist/120774855204

Please like this blog and share among your clown friends.  All comments are welcome!

Introducing Sue Marranconi AKA Squeeze


SUE MARRANCONI AKA SQUEEZE

SUE MARRANCONI AKA SQUEEZE

Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to Sue Marranconi AKA Squeeze.  Sue is from Meadville, Pennsylvania and is very active in clowning and sharing her gift with others.  

I have a follow up post which will  show the creation of her watercolor painting.  Please take the time to check it out.  Prints are available from the artist or from many of the print on demand sites.  Sue also benefits from any sale of one of her prints.  I have enjoyed working with her on our painting project and I am sure you will like Sue to.  

So on with the interview…

1. How long have you been a clown?

I have been a clown since about the age of six.

2. Who inspired you to become a clown?

When I was young (6) I went deaf because my adenoids grew up my ear canals.  I had already had my adenoids removed so no one suspected that this was the cause.  My Grandmother had a heart attack and came to live with us.  She was a wonderfully creative person and she spent many hours playing piano and teaching me to act and dance.  I had thirteen ear operations and was not allowed to go outside at all.  Grandma also brought a huge trunk of fun costumes with her when she moved in.  I eventually regained most of my hearing, but never forgot the fun, theatrics with Grandma.  I eventually went to clown college in my hometown of Meadville, Pa. when I was 18.  I’m currently 54 and clowning is still my passion.

3. What people do you give credit to in helping you advance your art in clowning?

I credit many others with advancing my clowning, among them are the Erie Clowns of Erie, Pennsylvania.  My dear friend J.T. “Bubba” Sikes also inspired me by asking him to perform with him at the grand opening of the Red Skelton Center in Vincennes Indiana.

Squeeze and Bubba Sikes performing

Squeeze and Bubba Sikes performing

Vincennes is Red’s hometown and we put on a really fun Christian based program for the folks there. 

Click here to follow The Red Skelton museum on Facebook

Another great influence is Keith “Toby” Stokes who founded the  Toby the Clown Foundation and the American Clown Museum in Lake Placid Florida. 

Click here to visit the Toby Clown Foundation Web Site

I am an Ambassador to the museum and a portrait of me is painted on the ceiling.

Toby Tile - Sue

Squeeze Portrait on the ceiling tile located in the Toby Clown Foundation building.

  I also credit my husband, Rick Marranconi for his support and his wonderful creative ideas.  He also does all of my graphic work.

4. Where did you receive training & where did you get your first big break?

My first really big performance was opening for the Supremes in Erie, Pa.  I just happened to know a fellow in the opening band and he ask me to do a little something.  I got to meet Mary Wilson.  She loves clowns!  I got V.I.P. treatment!

5. How long have you been a clown? Are you still Clowning?

I have been clowning 36 years…that’s not even possible, I’m too young at heart!

 I am still clowning.  I am a comedy white faced clown.  My clown name is Squeeze.  I am called Squeeze because I play an accordion.  I do not play it much anymore because of an aging back.  I also do other characters as well.  Several of them are Auguste clowns.

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6. Are you involved with any clown organizations?

I am the Education Director for Clowns of America International.  I am also the Education Director for Mid Atlantic Clown Association.  I am also the Education Director fro the Erie, Pa. clown alley, the Eriesistible clowns.  I am an Ambassador for the Toby the Clown Foundation and the American Clown Museum in Lake Placid Florida.

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7. How do you feel your clown has evolved over time? How did you settle on the particular style and design of your clown or the personality you try to project as a clown?

My clown came about as many do.  I think we all change over time.  I sew, so for me creating my own costumes is part of the fun.  My costumes are usually always quite elaborate.  Squeeze is very much a girly clown.  She has great morals and thanks those who say thank you!  I am always mindful to make a good impression.  I am always extra kind and loving. I always try to be the best clown I can be.  I love the little ones and the seniors especially, but I clown for people of all ages and all walks of life.

8. I have learned a little more about clowns and I know there are different types of clowns, What kind of clown are you and what do you feel is your clowns most interesting characteristic?

I am a comedy whiteface clown.  I think my costume colors draw in children and adults.  I have often been told I am the most beautiful clown they have ever seen.  Such kind words.  I think the shoes and the nose are important too.  I have a heart shaped nose and really big shoes!

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9. Have you ever worked in a Circus and if so which ones? Do you have any great stories which you can share – feel free to add them.

I have never worked in a circus, although I would love to do it.   I have had some wonderful experiences as a caring clown visiting patients in hospitals.  One dear lady in the oncology ward once borrowed my wig!  She said it was great to have hair again since she had lost hers due to chemo therapy.  The nurses all got a good laugh and years later I got a letter from her stating that I made a difference in her healing by my visits.  Another child with muscular dystrophy took his first steps to reach a puppet I had been entertaining him with. Mom and Dad had tried everything to get him to walk! These and many other like experiences are what make clowning worthwhile.

10. What kind of functions are you hired for example: conventions, parties…

I have been a clown teacher.  At one time I had a clown program called Squeeze U, clown University through my local Arts Council.  Due to funding cuts the program was discontinued.  I enjoy corporate clowning and birthday parties.  I do shows for many different functions.  I am also a balloon artist and a face painter.

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11. Do you have bits that are standard in the clown world or do you create your own acts?

I enjoy making up my own skits or putting a twist on many of the old classics.  I am a very creative person and I enjoy making props and any kind of performance.

12.Do you use props? If so did you make them yourself?

I do use props and many of them I have created myself.  I enjoy the creative process.

13. If you were in a parade did you ride anything? Bike, Unicycle, Clown car?

I have a clown car but often walk in parades.  Depending on what my parade ability gag is for the parade.  Sometimes I can get closer to the audience and work props better on foot.Erie Clowns Red Skelton Parade

14. Is there video we can watch of you on the web acting as a clown for us to enjoy?

Yes.  There are several – Videos will be posted soon.

15. Do you have any clown wisdom to pass on to fellow younger clowns who are starting out in the business?

Wisdom…hmmm.  Know that if you become a clown, you are creating a character that will be loved.  Be the person that children look up to and adults respect.  Always answer your phone with a smile on your face.  People can tell!  Ignore the haters.  There is much love in the world…work with that!  And my motto:  Changing the world one smile at a time!

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16. What are you long term goals in clowning?  Example: Become a Ringling Clown.

My long term goal is to continue to grow in the art of clowning and to inspire our youth to fill our shoes.  The average age of new clowns is forty five.  We need to inspire younger people in our art form and help them become the future of clowning.

17. If you can say one word that summed up all your years of clowning – what would it be?

Things I didn’t mention…I am a CHARLIE award winner from Clowns of America.  Charlie stands for clowns have a real love in everyone.  I also have my Excellence in clowning award from Clowns of America Int.  I am an award winning clown, face painter and balloon artist.

Oh and my one word for #17 would be passion.

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I hope you have enjoyed this post about another wonderful clown.

Art Prints

 

I have a follow up post which  shows the creation of her watercolor painting.  Please take the time to check it out.  Prints are available from the artist or from many of the print on demand sites.  Sue also benefits from any sale of one of her prints.

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

Thanks to Sue for all her help in creating this blog.

Patty Sue O’Hair –Vicknair Clown Artist

psovart@gmail.com

Follow my clown art on Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/pages/PS-OV-ART-Patty-Sue-OHair-Vicknair-Artist/120774855204

Please like this blog and share among your clown friends.  All comments are welcome!

Watercolor Clown #12 of 75 Sue Marranconi AKA Squeeze


2013-03-03 20.50.10

Hello Fellow Clown Lovers,

Clowns – I love them!  I love to paint bright, colorful, happy images and clowns fit right in with that.

I have painted clowns for several years.  Until recently I focused on painting them in Acrylics on canvas, but I have renewed my love of Watercolor and I am currently working on a series of paintings that incorporates great clowns (most of whom I have made friends with on Facebook) and watercolor on small affordable 9 x 12 watercolor paintings.  Since the watercolor series  is new and not well know I have the luxury of selling these paintings at a  pretty reasonable price.

My goal is to create 75 watercolor clowns.  I hope to sell thru Facebook or directly to the buyer and hopefully sell a few to the proud clown collectors out in  the world.

Each image will be on Canson 140 LB  Watercolor paper 9 X 12.  Each image will be mailed in a document mailer with a certificate of authenticity. Let me know if your interested or if you have a clown image for me to consider for the series.

Watercolor Clown #12 - Sue Marranconi AKA Squeeze

Original SOLD

I have made a great friend in Sue and it has been a joy to work on this painting.  She has also been kind enough to allow me the pleasure of interviewing her for this blog.   So look for the post to get to know more about this amazing clown!

I like to take pictures along the way as I paint so you can see the creation from start to finish.  Enjoy!  Leave me a note if you like the painting.

SUE MARRANCONI AKA SQUEEZE Original Photo

SUE MARRANCONI AKA SQUEEZE Original Photo

THE SKETCH

THE SKETCH

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Sell Art Online
Not for Commercial Use

Copyright 2014 Patty Sue O’Hair- Vicknair Artist PSOVART

Click below for the direct Zazzle link to Sue’s page to buy this painting on various products.

CLICK HERE TO BUY PRODUCTS Featuring this painting on them.( T-SHIRTS, MUGS, PUZZLES, STICKERS…)

Prints are available.

For those of you interested in any of the New clown watercolor painting prints. There are 2 ways to get prints.
1. I will post the image on several sites, with links found on my page associated with the clown image. Also there are links from my page directly to the pages where all my art can be found for prints. All you do is choose the one you want, the size, how you want it printed (canvas, paper, etc.) and pay for it they will ship it to you. Here are some sites I am on. 

http://patty-vicknair.artistwebsites.com/ (fine art prints, cards, phone cases) 

www.Zazzle.com/psovartclowns (posters, t-shirts, mugs, mouse pads, etc…) 

http://greatclownportraits.com/blog and you can order originals or prints from here.


2. You can buy direct from me. I will order a print from my printer and provide a signed Certificate of Authenticity along with signing the painting. Your cost will be determined by the size you want + shipping to your location.
9 X 12 = $45.00
11 x 14 = $60.00
16 X 20 = $116.00
Each clown I paint receives a share of the proceeds, so rest assured I am selling these images with their blessing. If interested either message me on Facebook or email me at psovart@gmail.com we can handle the transaction by Paypal

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair Clown artist to the world

psovart@gmail.com

Across the top of this blog you will find pages dedicated to my art.  Please take a few minutes to look them over.  www.greatclownportraits.com

Follow my art on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/PS-OV-ART-Patty-Sue-OHair-Vicknair-Artist/120774855204

Please like this blog and share among your clown friends.  All comments are welcome!

Watercolor Clown #11 of 75 Jeffrey Potts AKA Bungles The Clown


2013-03-03 20.50.10

Hello Fellow Clown Lovers,

Clowns – I love them!  I love to paint bright, colorful, happy images and clowns fit right in with that.

I have painted clowns for several years.  Until recently I focused on painting them in Acrylics on canvas, but I have renewed my love of Watercolor and I am currently working on a series of paintings that incorporates great clowns (most of whom I have made friends with on Facebook) and watercolor on small affordable 9 x 12 watercolor paintings.  Since the watercolor series  is new and not well know I have the luxury of selling these paintings at a  pretty reasonable price.

My goal is to create 75 watercolor clowns.  I hope to place sell thru Facebook  and hopefully sell a few to the proud clown collectors out in  the world.

Each image will be on Canson 140 LB  Watercolor paper 9 X 12.  Each image will be mailed in a document mailer with a certificate of authenticity. Let me know if your interested or if you have a clown image for me to consider for the series.

Watercolor Clown #11 – Jeffrey Potts AKA Bungles The Clown

Original SOLD

I have made a great friend in Jeffrey and it has been a joy to work on this painting.  He has also been kind enough to allow me the pleasure of interviewing him for this blog.   I have already posted the interview and will follow this one with information on the  the American Clown Academy which Jeffrey is co-creator of.

I like to take pictures along the way as I paint so you can see the creation from start to finish.  Enjoy!  Leave me a note if you like the painting.

ORIGINAL PHOTO

ORIGINAL PHOTO

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Not for Commercial Use

Copyright 2014 Patty Sue O’Hair- Vicknair Artist PSOVART

Sell Art Online

Click below for the direct Zazzle link to Jeffreys page to buy this painting on various products.

CLICK HERE TO BUY PRODUCTS Featuring this painting on them.( T-SHIRTS, MUGS, PUZZLES, STICKERS…)

Prints are available.

For those of you interested in any of the New clown watercolor painting prints. There are 2 ways to get prints.
1. I will post the image on several sites, with links found on my page associated with the clown image. Also there are links from my page directly to the pages where all my art can be found for prints. All you do is choose the one you want, the size, how you want it printed (canvas, paper, etc.) and pay for it they will ship it to you. Here are some sites I am on. 

http://patty-vicknair.artistwebsites.com/ (fine art prints, cards, phone cases) 

www.Zazzle.com/psovartclowns (posters, t-shirts, mugs, mouse pads, etc…) 

http://greatclownportraits.com/blog and you can order originals or prints from here.


2. You can buy direct from me. I will order a print from my printer and provide a signed Certificate of Authenticity along with signing the painting. Your cost will be determined by the size you want + shipping to your location.
9 X 12 = $45.00
11 x 14 = $60.00
16 X 20 = $116.00
Each clown I paint receives a share of the proceeds, so rest assured I am selling these images with their blessing. If interested either message me on Facebook or email me at psovart@gmail.com we can handle the transaction by Paypal

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair Clown artist to the world

psovart@gmail.com

Across the top of this blog you will find pages dedicated to my art.  Please take a few minutes to look them over.  www.greatclownportraits.com

Follow my art on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/PS-OV-ART-Patty-Sue-OHair-Vicknair-Artist/120774855204

Please like this blog and share among your clown friends.  All comments are welcome!

A Day In The Park In Auguste – Two Clown Watercolor


2013-03-03 20.50.10

Hello Fellow Clown Lovers,

Clowns – I love them!  I love to paint bright, colorful, happy images and clowns fit right in with that.

I have painted clowns for several years.  Until recently I focused on painting them in Acrylics on canvas, but I have renewed my love of Watercolor and I am currently working on a series of paintings that incorporates great clowns (most of whom I have made friends with on Facebook) and watercolor.  Since the watercolor series  is new and not well know I have the luxury of selling these paintings at a  pretty reasonable price.

I came across this cute image while looking thru some great photos that Beth Grimes and John Sayre AKA  “JP Ballyhoo”  had taken one afternoon while clowning around… I fell in love with the image.  This has 2 clowns and would not fit in my 9 X 12 painting size so this one is actually bigger in order to do it justice.  I had a little fun with the setting they are in and tried to mimic a park setting with flowers and critters you might find in a Disney landscape, full of fun and fantasy.  I think it turned out wonderful and fun.

This image is  on Canson 140 LB  Watercolor paper 18 X 24.  Each image will be mailed with a certificate of authenticity. Let me know if your interested or if you have a clown image for me to consider.

Watercolor Clowns- A Day In The Park In Auguste

Original FOR SALE $350.00

Both Clowns have agreed to be interviewed for this blog so we should have a post on each of them shortly so you can get to know them better.  I want to say thank you to both clowns for allowing me the pleasure of painting their clown personas!

I like to take pictures along the way as I paint so you can see the creation from start to finish.  Enjoy!  Leave me a note if you like the painting.

JP Ballyhoo and Beth Grimes Original Photo

JP Ballyhoo and Beth Grimes Original Photo

The Sketch

The Sketch

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Photography Prints

Not for Commercial Use

Copyright 2013 Patty Sue O’Hair- Vicknair Artist PSOVART

Original Available and prints are available.

For those of you interested in any of the New clown watercolor painting prints. There are 2 ways to get prints.
1. I will post the image on several sites, with links found on my page associated with the clown image. Also there are links from my page directly to the pages where all my art can be found for prints. All you do is choose the one you want, the size, how you want it printed (canvas, paper, etc.) and pay for it they will ship it to you. Here are some sites I am on. 

http://patty-vicknair.artistwebsites.com/ (fine art prints, cards, phone cases) 

www.Zazzle.com/psovartclowns (posters, t-shirts, mugs, mouse pads, etc…) 

http://greatclownportraits.com/blog and you can order originals or prints from here.


2. You can buy direct from me. I will order a print from my printer and provide a signed Certificate of Authenticity along with signing the painting. Your cost will be determined by the size you want + shipping to your location.
9 X 12 = $45.00
11 x 14 = $60.00
16 X 20 = $116.00
Each clown I paint receives a share of the proceeds, so rest assured I am selling these images with their blessing. If interested either message me on Facebook or email me at psovart@gmail.com we can handle the transaction by Paypal

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair Clown artist to the world

psovart@gmail.com

Across the top of this blog you will find pages dedicated to my art.  Please take a few minutes to look them over.  www.greatclownportraits.com

Follow my art on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/PS-OV-ART-Patty-Sue-OHair-Vicknair-Artist/120774855204

Please like this blog and share among your clown friends.  All comments are welcome!

All 25 of my Clowns as of 1-25-14

All 25 of my Clowns as of 1-25-14

Watercolor Clown #10 of 75 Payaso Kiruz Bazo


2013-03-03 20.50.10

Hello Fellow Clown Lovers,

Clowns – I love them!  I love to paint bright, colorful, happy images and clowns fit right in with that.

I have painted clowns for several years.  Until recently I focused on painting them in Acrylics on canvas, but I have renewed my love of Watercolor and I am currently working on a series of paintings that incorporates great clowns (most of whom I have made friends with on Facebook) and watercolor on small affordable 9 x 12 watercolor paintings.  Since the watercolor series  is new and not well know I have the luxury of selling these paintings at a  pretty reasonable price.

My goal is to create 75 watercolor clowns.  I hope to place sell thru Facebook and Etsy and hopefully sell a few to the proud clown collectors out in  the world.

Each image will be on Canson 140 LB  Watercolor paper 9 X 12.  Each image will be mailed in a document mailer with a certificate of authenticity. Let me know if your interested or if you have a clown image for me to consider for the series.

Watercolor Clown #10 - Payaso Kiruz Bazo 

Original FOR SALE

I don’t know much about this clown other then he lives and works in Mexico City, Mexico and he has some great photos of himself in clown makeup on his Facebook page.  He doesn’t speak english and I don’t speak spanish, so we had to overcome that just to get permission to paint the image.  But he was gracious enough to allow me the honor and his brother who types great english helped translate for me.  So between the 3 of us we were able to get permission to paint the image but I have not heard back from him as to if he wants the original.  So for now it is for sale $100.00 + $6.00 shipping.

I like to take pictures along the way as I paint so you can see the creation from start to finish.  Enjoy!  Leave me a note if you like the painting.

Payaso Kiruz Bazo Original Photo

Payaso Kiruz Bazo Original Photo

The Sketch

The Sketch

2 PKB

3 PKB

4 PKB

5 PKB

6 PKB

7 PKB

8 PKB

9 PKB

Watercolor Clown #10 Payaso Kiruz Bazo  9 X 12 Watercolor on Canson 140 lb Cold Pressed Paper

Watercolor Clown #10 Payaso Kiruz Bazo
9 X 12 Watercolor on Canson 140 lb Cold Pressed Paper

Art Prints

Not for Commercial Use

Copyright 2013 Patty Sue O’Hair- Vicknair Artist PSOVART

Original Available and prints are available.

For those of you interested in any of the New clown watercolor painting prints. There are 2 ways to get prints.
1. I will post the image on several sites, with links found on my page associated with the clown image. Also there are links from my page directly to the pages where all my art can be found for prints. All you do is choose the one you want, the size, how you want it printed (canvas, paper, etc.) and pay for it they will ship it to you. Here are some sites I am on. 

http://patty-vicknair.artistwebsites.com/ (fine art prints, cards, phone cases) 

www.Zazzle.com/psovartclowns (posters, t-shirts, mugs, mouse pads, etc…) 

http://greatclownportraits.com/blog and you can order originals or prints from here.


2. You can buy direct from me. I will order a print from my printer and provide a signed Certificate of Authenticity along with signing the painting. Your cost will be determined by the size you want + shipping to your location.
9 X 12 = $45.00
11 x 14 = $60.00
16 X 20 = $116.00
Each clown I paint receives a share of the proceeds, so rest assured I am selling these images with their blessing. If interested either message me on Facebook or email me at psovart@gmail.com we can handle the transaction by Paypal

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair Clown artist to the world

psovart@gmail.com

Across the top of this blog you will find pages dedicated to my art.  Please take a few minutes to look them over.  www.greatclownportraits.com

Follow my art on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/PS-OV-ART-Patty-Sue-OHair-Vicknair-Artist/120774855204

Please like this blog and share among your clown friends.  All comments are welcome!

All 25 of my Clowns as of 1-25-14

All 25 of my Clowns as of 1-25-14

The Amazing Herky The Clown


Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to a great clown Mr. Dale Smith A.K.A . Herky the Clown.   He resides in Massillon Ohio and is very well known they even have a Herky Day.   Herky happens to be one of the clowns that has granted permission for me to paint his image.  He is Watercolor Clown #9  Dale “Herky” Smith.  I really enjoyed working with him  and I am sure you will like him to.

So let’s get to know him better.

Herky and Nina  reunited

Herky and Nina Reunited

1. How long have you been a clown?

I have been a clown all of my life.  I was voted class clown in high school, but professionally trained since 1987. 

Young Herky

Young Herky

2. Who inspired you to become a clown?

I don’t know that I was inspired from the beginning. But I always loved Dick Van Dyke as a child.   When I was 3 I was in the hospital for a few days and my parents brought me a stuffed clown. Still have it.  Maybe that planted a seed?  

3. Where did you receive training?  & 4.  What people do you give credit to in helping you advance your art in clowning? 

I had always been intrigued by magic.  In the 10th grade we had a child development class and each one of us students had to do a lesson plan.  For the entertainment, I wanted to do magic.  Mrs. Marshall, the teacher, agreed that maybe a clown character would be fun for the preschool kids that were going to be brought in.  It was pretty scary.  I had no idea what I was doing.   

The make-up was horrible.  I used white shoe polish. (See pic)  I began to read books and talk to people in theater.  We didn’t have the internet like we do today.

The whole program went fairly well even though I was a scary looking clown.  Before long some of the elementary classes were asking me to come and perform for them.  Over the next two years I was doing shows pretty regularly.

By the time I was a senior in high school, the guidance counselor Miss Umbs informed me about Clown College.  Amazingly enough I was accepted for the 1987 session.  And it’s been a lifelong passion ever since.

For some reason Lou and Frosty (instructors at the Clown College) thought it always got a huge laugh when I big fella was playing the "Ma" in a gag

For some reason Lou and Frosty (instructors at the Clown College) thought it always got a huge laugh when I big fella was playing the “Ma” in a gag

5. Are you involved with any clown organizations?

  I belong to several organizations.  Some local, some on a national level.   

6. How do you feel your clown has evolved over time? How did you settle on the particular style and design of your clown or the personality you try to project as a clown?

Original Photo

Herky the Clown

My character has aged in place.  Herky was bald, older looking clown by most counts.  I had actually started out as a white face clown.  But after training and character development, the inner self comes oozing out through your pores.  

Projecting Herky is just self-promotion.  Inside I am that fun loving; help anyone I can, practical joker that is Herky.  Herky and Dale are pretty much inseparable.

7. I have learned a little more about clowns and I know there are different types of clowns, What kind of clown are you and what do you feel is your clowns most interesting characteristic?

  I am definitely an Auguste style clown.  Herky is very patriotic; he loves his country and his fellow countrymen. 

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8. Have you ever worked in a Circus and if so which ones?

I have had the privilege of touring with the Kelly Miller Circus when it was 3 rings under a big top.  I’ve worked many shrine circus dates for the late George Hubler of the International Circus of the same name.  I’ve done some local TV spots; the class of 1987 was featured with Dick Van Dyke on a TV special all about Clown College.

In the 1987 Dick Van Dyke Show this was the amazing set we got to perform on.  trap doors, hidden panels, it was great

In the 1987 Dick Van Dyke Show this was the amazing set we got to perform on. trap doors, hidden panels, it was great

1987 Herky and Dick Van Dyke

1987 Herky and Dick Van Dyke

Kelly Miller Burglars the safe cracker gag

Kelly Miller Burglars the safe cracker gag

Kelly Miller 3 ring ticket wagon

Kelly Miller 3 ring ticket wagon

9. What kind of functions are you hired for example: conventions, parties…

  I still do public functions.  Corporate events, school assemblies.  Just about anything I am asked to be at.  I have also mixed a lot of the clown and magic into ministry work.  It’s a neat “medium” if you will to teach bible stories in an interesting manner.

10. Do you have bits that are standard in the clown world or do you create your own acts?  

There are some standard bits in the world of clowndom, but I usually have to put my own spin on things.  I have attended lectures, watched other performers, and although the material they were teaching was stellar, it didn’t always work for my character.

Ahhhh yes the old skeleton chase.....

Ahhhh yes the old skeleton chase…..

11. Do you use props? 

Props are a necessary item in any show.  I usually stick to the basics though.  I met a clown once who just kept pulling prop after prop after prop out of an oversized gym bag.  After 3 minutes the kids were all bored and out of control.  

Learning how to sew with the seamstresses so I can make outfits and props

Learning how to sew with the seamstresses so I can make outfits and props

11A. If so did you make them yourself?  

Some props are handmade, many are off the shelf, and I have some really talented friends who are able to help with custom stuff.

12. If you are in a parade do you ride anything? Bike, Unicycle, Clown car?

Parades are great.  I usually like to ride on some kind of vehicle.  I was in an accident YEARS ago and often makes it difficult to walk long distances.   Fire trucks are awesome.  We have a HERKY day in Massillon Ohio every year at Meadow Wind Health Care center.  It’s always a fun guess for the kids to figure out how I will arrive.  Once by ambulance, motorcycle, horseback, antique car. Right now we are working on a miniature fire truck that will be used in parades as well as fire education at local schools and fire departments.

Herkys parade fire truck

Herkys parade fire truck

13. Is there video we can watch of you on the web acting as a clown for us to enjoy?

  There are several videos on you tube if you type in Herky the Clown Ohio they will come up.   Right now I am on face book, and our web page is down for updates. We will be doing lectures in both clowning and magic and selling our products via the web.   I’m always willing to help others any way I can. 

Here are Dale “Herky” Smith web contact information

Dale Smith (Herky) on Facebook

Dales Facebook page

Photography Prints

If you happen to be in the Ohio area and you need a great clown – call Herky!

I hope you have enjoyed this post about another wonderful clown.

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

Thanks to Dale for all his help in creating this blog.

Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair Clown artist to the world

psovart@gmail.com

Follow my art on Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/pages/PS-OV-ART-Patty-Sue-OHair-Vicknair-Artist/120774855204

Please like this blog and share among your clown friends.  All comments are welcome!

Watercolor Clown # 9

Watercolor Clown #9 of 75 Dale “Herky” Smith


2013-03-03 20.50.10

Hello Fellow Clown Lovers,

Clowns – I love them!  I love to paint bright, colorful, happy images and clowns fit right in with that.

I have painted clowns for several years.  Until recently I focused on painting them in Acrylics on canvas, but I have renewed my love of Watercolor and I am currently working on a series of paintings that incorporates great clowns (most of whom I have made friends with on Facebook) and watercolor on small affordable 9 x 12 watercolor paintings.  Since the watercolor series  is new and not well know I have the luxury of selling these paintings at a  pretty reasonable price.

My goal is to create 75 watercolor clowns.  I hope to place sell thru Facebook and Etsy and hopefully sell a few to the proud clown collectors out in  the world.

Each image will be on Canson 140 LB  Watercolor paper 9 X 12.  Each image will be mailed in a document mailer with a certificate of authenticity. Let me know if your interested or if you have a clown image for me to consider for the series.

Watercolor Clown #9 - Clown Dale “Herky” Smith  – Original SOLD

I like to take pictures along the way as I paint so you can see the creation from start to finish.  Enjoy!  Leave me a note if you like the painting.

Original Photo

Original Photo

Herky 1 Herky 2 Herky 3 Herky 4 Herky 5 Herky 6 Herky 7 Herky Final

Photography Prints

Not for Commercial Use

Copyright 2013 Patty Sue O’Hair- Vicknair Artist PSOVART

Original has sold but prints are available.

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair Clown artist to the world

psovart@gmail.com

Across the top of this blog you will find pages dedicated to my art.  Please take a few minutes to look them over.  www.greatclownportraits.com

Follow my art on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/PS-OV-ART-Patty-Sue-OHair-Vicknair-Artist/120774855204

Please like this blog and share among your clown friends.  All comments are welcome!

Clowns Watercolors 2

Watercolor Clown #8 of 75 Steven Copeland


2013-03-03 20.50.10

Hello Fellow Clown Lovers,

Clowns – I love them!  I love to paint bright, colorful, happy images and clowns fit right in with that.

I have painted clowns for several years.  Until recently I focused on painting them in Acrylics on canvas, but I have renewed my love of Watercolor and I am currently working on a series of paintings that incorporates great clowns (most of whom I have made friends with on Facebook) and watercolor on small affordable 9 x 12 watercolor paintings.  Since the watercolor series  is new and not well know I have the luxury of selling these paintings at a  pretty reasonable price.

My goal is to create 75 watercolor clowns.  I hope to place sell thru Facebook and Etsy and hopefully sell a few to the proud clown collectors out in  the world.

Each image will be on Canson 140 LB  Watercolor paper 9 X 12.  Each image will be mailed in a document mailer with a certificate of authenticity. Let me know if your interested or if you have a clown image for me to consider for the series.

Watercolor Clown #8  - Clown Steve Copeland  – Original SOLD

Steve and Ryan were featured in a great article in the Spectacle Online Journal of the Circus Arts follow this link to read more about them.

Coming at Clowning from Two Different Directions, Meeting in the Middle

I like to take pictures along the way as I paint so you can see the creation from start to finish.  Enjoy!  Leave me a note if you like the painting.

Steve Copeland and Ryan Combs clowning partners

Steve Copeland and Ryan Combs clowning partners

Original Photo of Steve

Original Photo of Steve

The Sketch

The Sketch

B Steve

C Steve

D Steve

E Steve

F Steve

G Steve

H Steve

I Steve

J Steve

Steve and Ryan  Paintings side by side

Steve and Ryan
Paintings side by side

Photography Prints

December 7th, 2013
Steven Just did great podcast for   Blight Productions  - Check it out
Ep. 15 – Steven Copeland – A Fool’s Idea the Podcast
Today’s episode takes us deep into the bowels of the Kelly Miller Circus and directly into the brain of one Steven Copeland, a very loved and respected American circus clown! In fact, so much so, that when we first developed this project and asked people on Facebook about 3 years ago who they would like for us to interview, Steven Copeland was one of the top names requested. However, without a budget, we had no way to gain access to him…that is until we decided to do this podcast. So through the magic of digital communication via the Internet, I bring to you mister Steven Copeland, one half of the “Steve & Ryan” headlining clown duo from the Kelly Miller Circus.Follow this link to listen to the interview:http://www.afoolsidea.com/archives/776

“A Fool’s Idea” – the Podcast, is an in depth look into the lives of some of the most amazing physical comedians, artists, performers, teachers and clowns around the world.

Please be sure to check out Steve’s website here:http://www.steveandryan.com/
Please be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/blightproductions/id609236080
Also subscribe to our documentary series on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/blightproductions

Please continue to support the documentation of these amazing artists:http://www.patreon.com/blightprodutions

Not for Commercial Use

Copyright 2013 Patty Sue O’Hair- Vicknair Artist PSOVART

Original has sold but prints are available.

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair Clown artist to the world

psovart@gmail.com

Across the top of this blog you will find pages dedicated to my art.  Please take a few minutes to look them over.  www.greatclownportraits.com

Follow my art on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/PS-OV-ART-Patty-Sue-OHair-Vicknair-Artist/120774855204

Please like this blog and share among your clown friends.  All comments are welcome!

Clowns Watercolors 2

Watercolor Clown #7 of 75 Ryan Combs


2013-03-03 20.50.10

Hello Fellow Clown Lovers,

Clowns – I love them!  I love to paint bright, colorful, happy images and clowns fit right in with that.

I have painted clowns for several years.  Until recently I focused on painting them in Acrylics on canvas, but I have renewed my love of Watercolor and I am currently working on a series of paintings that incorporates great clowns (most of whom I have made friends with on Facebook) and watercolor on small affordable 9 x 12 watercolor paintings.  Since the watercolor series  is new and not well know I have the luxury of selling these paintings at a  pretty reasonable price.

My goal is to create 75 watercolor clowns.  I hope to place sell thru Facebook and Etsy and hopefully sell a few to the proud clown collectors out in  the world.

Each image will be on Canson 140 LB  Watercolor paper 9 X 12.  Each image will be mailed in a document mailer with a certificate of authenticity. Let me know if your interested or if you have a clown image for me to consider for the series.

This is the 7th painting - Clown Ryan Combs  - Original SOLD

Steve and Ryan were featured in a great article in the Spectacle Online Journal of the Circus Arts follow this link to read more about them.

Coming at Clowning from Two Different Directions, Meeting in the Middle

I like to take pictures along the way as I paint so you can see the creation from start to finish.  Enjoy!  Leave me a note if you like the painting.

Steve Copeland and Ryan Combs clowning partners

Steve Copeland and Ryan Combs clowning partners

Sketch of Ryan Combs

Sketch of Ryan Combs

Ryan Original

Original Photo used to create the painting

Ryan 2 Ryan 3 Ryan 4 Ryan 5 Ryan 6 Ryan 7 Ryan 8 Ryan Combs only 1

Photography Prints

Not for Commercial Use

Copyright 2013 Patty Sue O’Hair- Vicknair Artist PSOVART

Original has sold but prints are available.

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair Clown artist to the world

psovart@gmail.com

http://portfolio.psovartgallery.com/

Follow my art on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/PS-OV-ART-Patty-Sue-OHair-Vicknair-Artist/120774855204

Please like this blog and share among your clown friends.  All comments are welcome!

All of Patty's Clowns as of 10-21-13

All of Patty’s Clowns as of 10-21-13

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