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WIN A CUSTOM 9 X 12 WATERCOLOR PORTRAIT OF YOUR CLOWN IMAGE


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WIN A CUSTOM 9 X 12

WATERCOLOR PORTRAIT OF YOUR CLOWN IMAGE

by Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair Artist

 

TO ENTER: POST A GREAT, CLEAR, AMAZING PHOTO OF YOUR CLOWN IMAGE. THE IMAGE MUST BE CLOSE ENOUGH TO EASILY SEE THE FACE MAKEUP DETAIL.

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


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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

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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.

 

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Pricilla Mooseburger
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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!

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Introducing Pricilla Mooseburger, a.k.a. Tricia Manuel


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TODAY I HAVE THE PLEASURE OF INTRODUCING YOU TO A GREAT CLOWN PRICILLA MOOSEBURGER, A.K.A. TRICIA  MANUEL. SHE RESIDES IN MAPLE LAKE MINNESOTA .  PRICILLA  HAPPENS TO BE ONE OF THE CLOWNS THAT HAS GRANTED PERMISSION FOR ME TO PAINT HER IMAGE. SHE IS WATERCOLOR CLOWN #13 PRICILLA MOOSEBURGER. I REALLY ENJOYED WORKING WITH HER AND I AM SURE YOU WILL LIKE PRICILLA TO.

I will 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 “me” the artist or from many of the print on demand sites.  Tricia also benefits from any sale of one of her prints.

SO LET’S GET TO KNOW HER BETTER.

Pricilla Mooseburger

Pricilla Mooseburger

 

1.. How long have you been a clown?

Thirty four years.  Started with Kit-N-Kaboodle Theatre Co. as a beginning clown in the summer of 1982

2. Who inspired you to become a clown?

A shriner named Ron Revak and an awesome clown named Paul Kusterman

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

Paul Kusterman was my first clown teacher. I learned a great deal from watching Tammy Parish. Heide Karp is amazing. 

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

Ringling Bros. clown college was my most important clown training.

In the fall of 1982, she attended Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey’s Clown College. Out of 60 prospective candidates, she was chosen by her performance to receive a contract to work for the Greatest Show on Earth, Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus (RBBBC). She toured three full seasons with the circus, performing as a clown in over 500 performances per year from 1983 to 1985. To further her clowning art, she decided to leave the circus. She was offered a position with Ringling, performing at Disneyland in Circus Fantasy. For its entire three-year run, she performed in the famous theme park. During this time, in the off-season, she developed her skills in Birthday parties, company picnics and did consecutive tours with traveling variety arts stage shows”.  (Reposted from her blog on Mooseburger.com)

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5. Are you still Clowning?

Yes, not as much as I would like. I spend my time mentoring and teaching clowning. I write for a clown arts educational e-newsletter weekly and teach workshops on clowning around the country. It is my privilege to run Mooseburger Clown Arts Camp. It is a place where the very best teachers share their talents and love of the art of clowning.   

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6. Are you involved with any clown organizations?

I have been a member in Clowns of America International and World Clown Association for many years. I have served on COAI’s board and have taught at their conventions. 

 

Clowns of America International        http://www.coai.org/

World Clown Association   http://worldclown.com

7. How do you feel your clown has evolved over time?

In it’s hay day everyone wanted to be a clown. There was good money in doing parties. But there was a lack of education until Clown Camp at the University of LaCrosse in Wisconsin. I was fortunate to be invited to teach there and stayed for 7 years until I started my own clown school Mooseburger Camp. Now there is more education and products available than ever before, however the media has turned against clowns. It chooses to portray them in a negative light. This keeps some people away from finding out more about clowning. Happily you cannot stop the folks who are born with a clowns heart. They still invest their time and energy in becoming a good clown no matter what. The best part is the audiences still love them all the same. 

 8. How did you settle on the particular style and design of your clown or the personality you try to project as a clown?

Truthfully, I felt ugly and unwanted as a child. I do not blame anyone or my parents for this. It was just a child’s perception. When I first put on the clown make-up I liked what I saw in the mirror for the first time. The white face clown made me feel pretty. It was magic. Performing fed my soul. I had some natural talent and some excellent teachers and mentors. I couldn’t help but be a clown. It was in my blood. 

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9. 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 white face clown. I have a beautiful costume. I like to do wacky things, many times involving a rubber chicken, music or dancing. When I was young with Ringling Bros. I did a lot of slapstick and pratfalls. No one expected a pretty clown to fall down. It made people laugh.   

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10. Have you ever worked in a Circus and if so which ones? Do you have any great stories which you can share.

I was with Ringling Bros Barnum and Bailey circus from 1980-1985. Then I worked for Ringling at Disneyland in an event called The Circus at Disneyland. As far as stories go there are many of them! Some can be found on YouTube under an Evening with Pricilla Mooseburger. I caught on fire twice as a circus clown!  

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

I am hired to teach. I clown with my local clown club to help out the club and be a part of our local events. 

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

I can perform the standard skits with my own Mooseburger twist. But I prefer to write my own material. “Bunny Magic”  can also be seen on YouTube. It is my signature piece. I have been doing a version of it for over 30 years.

 View “Bunny Magic Below in YouTube Videos

13. Do you use props?          I love big silly props!

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15. If so did you make them yourself?

For the most part yes. I do buy my chickens, but they often get dressed up and altered. They don’t mind. 

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

I like to walk the parades you get more interaction with the people. But I am thinking about fixing up my bike this year and making it into a clown bike for Pricilla Mooseburger to ride. 

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

Lots on YouTube 

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

You are better than you think you are. Do your best to improve, but get out there and do it! Your heart will shine through your mishaps. Just keep putting yourself out there and soak in all the good you are doing. Remember the people who need you the most may not be your target audience. It could be the grandma and not the birthday child, the person who sees you driving your car or pumping your gas, the worker at the nursing home and not the patient who really needs the clown that day. You are always somebody’s day brightener even if you feel like a failure. 

 19. What are you long-term goals in clowning?

Hand my business down to my children Julia Bothun and DJ Weiss. Do my best to help clowns around the world stay inspired.  and  Example: Become a Ringling Clown.

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

21.What kind of presence do you have on the web, FB, web page, blog?

Mooseburger Clown Arts Camp on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/MooseburgerCamp

Patricia Manuel on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/patricia.manuel.1422

Web:

http:// www.mooseburgeronline.com

 http://www.mooseburger.com

Phone:

 1-800-973-6277  and  320-963-6277

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

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

Thanks to Trisha 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!

The next post will be the painting progression. Check it out!

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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.

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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.

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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


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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

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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

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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!

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


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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.

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ORIGINAL PHOTO

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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!

Introducing Jeffrey Potts AKA Bungles The Clown


Jeffrey Potts AKA Bungles The Clown

Jeffrey Potts AKA Bungles The Clown

Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to Jeffrey Potts AKA Bungles The Clown.  Jeffrey is from Canton, Ohio and is very active in clowning and sharing his gift with others.  I will have 2 follow-up posts, the first will feature the painting I did of Jeffrey, the second one will be about the American Clown Academy which Jeffrey is co-creator of.   I have enjoyed working with him on our painting project and I am sure you will like him to.  So on with the interview…

1. How long have you been a clown?

I been Clowning since the age of 13, which means it’s been a part of my life for the better part of 30 plus years.

Jeffrey's first look after clown school

Jeffrey’s first look after clown school

2. Who inspired you to become a clown?

I wouldn’t say I was ” inspired”, but more like “given the opportunity”.  Growing up, I was interested in special effects and movie make-up. I would often times create copy or create characters by dressing up like them.   My grandmother would dress as a clown for church events and offered me the chance to participate with her.  Being able to entertain my peers without them knowing who I was, became a magical experience and was the spark that ignited my desire to understand this unique art form.

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

During my early years I was self-taught.  I did library research and watched videos of old comedians.  In the mid 80’s, my grandmother signed me up for some weekend class being taught by a graduate of the famous Ringling Brothers Barnum Bailey

Dale Smith AKA Herky  (he was watercolor clown #9 in my series and he also has a blog post about him.)

Dale Smith AKA Herky
(Herky  was Watercolor Clown #9 in my series and there also is a blog post about him.)

Clown College. The instructor’s name to this day escapes me.  In 1992 I had the opportunity to once again be taught by another graduate of Ringling…Dale “Herky” Smith.  During that time,  Dale and I presented multiple performances together, which became some great “On the Job Training”.   

In 1994, I auditioned for a chance to attend Ringling’s Clown College, and was accepted for the class of ’95.  Unfortunately I turned down this once in a lifetime opportunity due to family obligations. Over the years I have associated with many entertainers who make clowning (and other performance venues) their livelihood.  These personal times of teaching have stacks_image_52greatly increased my understanding and presence as a clown.  I also make myself available to others who want to learn.  I helped create The American Clown Academy because of my desire to share with others.      

 4.  Are you involved with any clown organizations?

I do not participate in any Alleys due to the fact that there are  none nearby.  I have belonged to local Magic Clubs, but find that the particular level of growth and professionalism wasn’t conducive to my growth as an entertainer.  I did at one time belong to COAI and WCA, two large clown organizations, but I found myself at a different level or having different goals than most who participate.

5. 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?

I am a clown.   I believe a true clown does not put on a mask or become a different character.  Clowning is an extension of 1383911_10200667109384482_895944310_nyourself,  that ability to allow others to see who you really are. I also want my audience to see themselves, so I use the art form of clown to help my audience discover who they are.  That’s the way I am in real life also, it’s always about the success of others.  

6. 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?

 Bungles the Clown is an Auguste Clown and the name is taken right from a thesaurus and means ” to mess    up”…which seems to be what happens to my character quite often.  I am a “jack of all trades, master of  none”. My skills include Juggling, Balloon Sculpting, Magic, and Physical Comedy. I am a Prop Builder,  Producer, Technician, Make-up Artist and Performer. 

Follow Bungles on Facebook.

Bungles The Clown on Facebook

Bungles The Clown Web Page

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

I have worked for the George Coronos Circus back in the day. Now-a-days I do mostly stage shows and such.

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

I consider myself a Family Edu-tainer which means I entertain and educate audiences composed of families.  Sometimes performances for select groups (adults, senior citizens, etc) arise but I try to encourage full family functions.  

I am what is known as a Double-Timer.  I perform full-time and work in the steel mill full-time.  My flexible work schedule allows for development of the business and the unique participation of my family has also allowed for great success. I am a family man, so much so, I incorporated them into my act so we could be together over the years.  I never forced them, 942475_225805594234731_325555062_n 998199_225703160911641_1061675795_nbut allowed them to make their own decision how much they wanted to participate.  Church is also a big part of our lives.  I oversee children’s ministries and my wife is the a church secretary.  I direct a puppet ministry and vacation bible schools. My children are involved in many ministries also. I think that our family is a unique twist on the idea of “the family that plays together, stays together”.  Juggling what some would call a real world job with a fantasy job and including your family and friends in what you do is an intriguing thought.  

Puppet Ministry on Facebook

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

1371489_10200667190466509_987448496_nEvery clown should be unique in their performance.  I try to create routines and props that are unique to be, but I’ve been known to present a tried and true classic piece of comedy.  Even when borrowing these pieces, the goal is always to make them unique to my character. I am well-known for using “pies” in my shows and also creating a unique, safe, foam rubber “pie shells” for throwing.  By the way we don’t use REAL pie filling, either.

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

 I’ve been in parades using props to entertain the audience.  Walking in a parade as opposed to riding a float or bike, etc., I believe,  allows that little bit of personal interaction that you wouldn’t have otherwise.

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

  Yes there are several, I once coordinated the old “clown car” routine in a parade.  We would start and stop periodically to load or unload all of the clowns into the “tiny” car.  I do own a different clown car today and you can even watch us do this fun routine on the internet.  (the video is posted at the bottom)

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12. How do you pass on any clown wisdom to fellow younger clowns who are starting out in the business?

I have been honored over the years in many so many humbling ways.  Many of the awesome opportunities have included lecturing for various clown organizations at their conventions.  Teaching others who have a desire to grow in this art form is an incredible responsibility that I take seriously and enjoy immensely

I have had the unique privilege to participate in some special projects including the Grand Opening of the International Clown Hall of Fame

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The Clown Museum Web Page

International Clown Hall Of Fame and Research Center on Facebook

and interview segments for the movie/documentary Greasepaint.

Greasepaint Film Web Page

Greasepaint Film on Facebook

I have been immortalized as a RON LEE Sculpture 

Ron Lee Statue of Jeffrey Potts

and most recently in painting from by Patty Vicknair

Watercolor Clown #11 Jeffrey Potts AKA "Bungles TheClown" 9 X 12 on Canson Watercolor 140 lb paper Original SOLD

Watercolor Clown #11 Jeffrey Potts AKA “Bungles TheClown”
9 X 12 on Canson Watercolor 140 lb paper
Original SOLD

13.  What are you long-term goals in clowning?

I don’t always perform in clown.  I have created different characters over the year for specialty performances.

I have recently created a fitness program titled FIT-IS-IT where I teach kids the importance of good nutrition and exercise.  Jeffery PottsWhile I don’t do this in clown,  I still create the comedy atmosphere using my animatronic (robotic)friend “WhooCan the Toucan”.

Fit-is-it Web Page

stacks_image_52I am also the co-creator of the American Clown Academy, a unique camp style venue for clowns to learn and study their craft.

American Clown Academy Web Page

American Clown Academy on Facebook

YouTube Videos of Jeffrey

YouTube

Places on the Web to see Jeffrey Potts/Bungles the Clown:

http://www.bunglestheclown.com

http://www.fit-is-it.com

http://www.americanclownacademy.com

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

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

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

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

psovart@gmail.com

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