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The Creation of “Hello Clown” Painting


Hello Clown Painting by Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair

Hello Clown

Hello Clown 24 X 36 Acrylic on canvas

Hello  Clown  A 7-21-09

Sketched the image and painted the background

Hello Clown B 7-22-09

Pained the first layer of the shirt

Hello Clown C 7-22-09

Painted the first layer of the blue hat and vest

Hello Clown D 7-22-09

Started working on the flesh tones

Hello Clown E 7-22-09

Nose, mouth, and eyes along with more layers on the flesh tones.

Hello Clown F 7-23-09

Eyes, hair, clothes and small details.

Hello Clown G 7-23-09

Hair and tie layering of color.

Hello Clown H 7-27-09

Finishing off of the hair and adding shading and shadows

Hello Clown I Finished 7-27-09

Finished “Hello Clown” Painting
by Patty Sue O’Hair- Vicknair Artist

Original Referrance Photo  provided by Totomai on Flickr

Original Referrance Photo provided by Totomai on Flickr

 

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

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

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Help with finding Clowns and Artist who paint clowns…


Hello Clown

Hello Clown 24 X 36 Acrylic on canvas

Hello all,

I have not posted lately cause I have been having trouble finding clowns or artist who paint clowns who would like to answer a few written questions and post a few of there images with links back to their sites.

When I initially started this blog I figured I would have lots of clowns with great stories to tell and wonderful images to post of them doing there thing.  I also thought there would be lots of artist who paint clowns who just are not getting the recognition they deserve.

I do not gain any monetary benefit from this blog.  I have no problem telling people where they can go to find out more information about a clown or artist and possible make a purchase from them.  I gain nothing other then the opportunity to find like minded souls who also love the imagery and what the profession of a clown has to offer and if we can gain a laugh in the process it is icing on the cake.

However I have hit a wall of sorts.  I have contacted several artist, but currently have nobody lined up to interview.  I have one clown who has recently sent a reply back with the questions I sent him (of which I will get up shortly), but no other clowns lined up.

Please help -

If you know or are a clown who has had a colorful history in the clown world please contact me here, at this blog, or by email to  psovart@gmail.com, or on facebook under Patty Vicknair or PS-OV-ART Patty Sue O’Hair Vicknair Artist.

Please look around your friends and see if you know of an artist who likes to paint great clown paintings and have them contact me at the above addresses so that I might interview them and  post there work for all to see.

I would and will be happy to post a link back to there respective sites and I ask nothing in return.

I am hoping that together we can find some clowns and clown artist so this blog may continue.

Thanks for any assistance with this post.

Your friend in the clown portrait artist (lonely) world.

Patty Sue O’Hair -Vicknair Artist

Artist /blog owner

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

All of Patty’s Clowns as of 10-21-13

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Clown Paintings By Artist Nicola Foote


Celia the Clown By Nicola Foote

Gino The Clown By Nicola Foote

Leo The Clown By Nicola Foote

Clown Puppet Marco By Nicola Foote

The Clown By Nicola Foote

Rudy And Lily By Nicola Foote

Red Jester By Nicola Foote

Circus Clown By Nicola Foote

Tily The Clown By Nicola Foote

Giles The Clown By Nicola Foote

Copyright 2012 Nicola Foote  – The images may not be reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated without the written permission of Nicola Foote
Please check out the previous blog to find out more information about Nicola Foote and her artistic style.
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Meet Clown Portrait Artist Nicola Foote


Today we have the pleasure of meeting a wonderful artist Nicola Foote.  I found her on http://www.fineartamerica.com.   http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/1-nicola-foote.html  I found her paintings to be very nicely done and contacted her to see if she would be willing to allow me the honor of interviewing her for this blog.  She was kind enough to say yes so with out further aduo I give you Nicola from England.

Please look for the following post in which I will feature all  her wonderful paintings.

1. Where do you find your subjects for the great paintings you produce?

My clown art subjects are formed primarily from imagination, taking inspiration from my own experiences from childhood, which have left lasting impressions, and the many promotional posters you see for the travelling circus both online and in the real world, yet here in England the travelling circus seems to becoming a rarer thing which you don’t seem to be as aware of anymore. Real life experiences of clowns are hard to come by in  my walk of life, but there is a wealth of clown imagery on television and online and it is not usually negative or frightening, There is scope to paint every type of clown imaginable which I hope to explore more and more in the future and no shortage of inspiring clown pictures from which to take ideas.

2. Did you create the series for a special project or just because you love clowns?

In a way it was for my own special project to try to find out if I could paint portraiture to any standard. Traditional portraits of just a plain face do not seem to appeal to me very much and achieving realistic skin tones and a convincing personality seems troublesome and tedious, yet I have wanted to capitalise on the impressiveness when seeing a human portrait and the life which it can contain, a clown with a painted face is a good compromise. I love the multi-colours and satin textures of the clowns costume and this, combined with the exaggerated personality, makes the perfect alternative to traditional portraits. I do love the old-fashioned jesters and harlequins which you see in vintage posters, they have a real magical presence and remind me of classic fairy-tales and the strange characters which they contain.

3. I realize that each clown has a specific design that represents them as an artist. Do you base the colours you use off of their look or did you alter the image?

I am aware of how particular a clown is when it comes to their costume and how it defines and emphasizes their character, making a particular statement of what they are about and their intentions as a performer. I don’t think the blurring of the role of certain types of clown in an art image matters too much and I don’t think they would to offended, creating clown paintings from imagination I feel free to invent any combination of color and style that I wish. The stunning color combinations I see in real life clowns seems hard to recreate and often I prefer to choose a simpler range of colors but future attempts will certainly involve bolder colours and more intense images which hopefully portray more of the larger-than-life clown side of the character.

4. Did you follow a certain design principle in staging the painting?

In painting a clown I try to combine a softness of painting style in complementary colors with a strong composition, the clown planted firmly in the centre of the painting creating a powerful presence. Sometimes brightly colored, sometimes more muted and subtle, the pattern and rich textures an important factor, with a ruffled collar or over-sized bow-tie a critical element. The positioning of the hands I feel are important creating a striking link between the facial expression of the clown and the dynamic representation of their actions, a composition which is pleasing yet not to busy but with enough interest to draw attention.

5. If you painted real life clowns, what part of the personality were you trying to have come out in the image?

I have not directly painted a specific real life clown but I definitely take inspiration from a range of particular types of either jesters or white-faced clowns, ones which have both a fun, bubbly entertaining side and, at the same time, more of a sad, enigmatic side to their character. The blurring of the roles of certain types of clown gives potential for creating paintings which show a more complex character which is hard to define but takes a great deal of pondering from the viewers perspective to work out exactly what is going on in the mind of the clown. I try to think whether the clown is one which performs magic tricks, would be very slick and skilled performing things like a juggling act or would be more of a clumsy slap-stick type of clown, I often think of the more  mysterious type of clown almost like a pierrot or theatrical clown, but I am not sure of the history of these kinds of characters or where they originate and how they relate to the modern-day circus clown.

6. Portraits are very hard for most artists to paint. Do you have any tips to help others achieve your level of success in their portraits?

I have always thought the most important aspect of portrait painting is to capture the relaxed, natural expression of the subject and focus on capturing their personality, hinting at what is below the surface and creating a kind of background story attached to the sitters image instead of getting so wrapped up in the technical aspects of the painting. The many brilliant portrait artists with their expertise in technically accurate portraits I find very intimidating, with the wealth of portrait painting advice I think it is easy to feel overwhelmed and to maybe miss the point, an artist should draw on their own unique skills and qualities and create portraits which encompass both their own personal viewpoint on life as well as the subjects, believing their is value in their artistic creation because it portrays the unique observations and feelings of you as an individual artist.

7. How do you go about choosing the pallet for each painting?

I am used to using  just the primary colors for my paintings in general, with white of course, and for many paintings mix my favourite shades of pink and blue but the clown portrait always seem to demand oranges, reds and yellows, these are the colors which I associate with the classical circus clown. I would wish to be more adventurous with my colour schemes, using more vivid and bright multi-colors, but without going to much over the top, still preserving a sense of calm in the portrait. I’m not sure if people in general like very bold, colourful artwork on their walls or if they find it off-putting but if a bold, dramatic painting is what they are looking for then a clown portrait would certainly be at an advantage.

8. Have you displayed the collection of paintings in public? If yes, overall was the response positive? I find there are always a few who avoid my display booth because of a fear of clowns, but overall the response I get is very positive.

I have never displayed my clown paintings as a collection, only individually within local galleries, people seem drawn to the paintings as an example of a portrait but it is difficult to discern whether or not they like the specific subject of clown art, I have certainly not been aware of anyone avoiding my work because of a real fear of clowns, I wonder if this is an idea which has been generated in the minds of Americans, over here clowns are usually perceived as something positive and friendly with a kind and fun nature.

9. Are you available to create commissions for other great clowns and if so what are your rates?

Bad experiences in the past have put me off taking commissions for the being, I have been focusing on trying to create an online presence and sell prints and other items which feature all my pictures including other subjects as well as clowns. If there was any indication that clown artwork would become popularized I would love to be considered an artist who has a leading role in this, there are a myriad of ideas I have for creating clown portraits. There needs to be more encouragement from prospective purchasers if they have an interest in any kind of clown art to draw attention to the subject of clowns.

BLOG Author note here “There needs to be more encouragement from prospective purchasers if they have an interest in any kind of clown art to draw attention to the subject of clowns.”  Very well said I too have noticed a lack of interest in this particular form of art.  I find clowns to be wonderful subjects because they are colorful and happy images.  The hope of making them more popular among the general public and all clowns I come in contact with is one of the goals of this blog.  Post a comment on this blog if you love clown art.  We would love to hear from you  -the collector.

10. Where can you be found online?

I have two new blogs about art in general at http://www.fineartprintsgreetingcards.org  and http://www.fineartgiftscollectibles.org/blog/blogs  I have discovered a love for writing about art related subjects and want to learn more than I have before about all aspects of art including  the subject of clowns, I would like to get past any negative thoughts which hold me back and maybe increase the creative potential which I’m sure I have.

11. How can someone contact you if they wish to buy one of works or hire you for a commission?

My art prints are available at http://www.fineartprintsgreetingcards.com which include a range of different art subjects. I also have some clown art collectibles available at http://www.fineartgiftscollectibles.com/clown-art-gifts-and-collectibles.html

12. I guess the question I get asked most is “Why clowns?” What would you say if someone asked you this question?

The presentation of the clowns performance has always been prominent in my mind, maybe they are sometimes slightly overwhelming, but the colour and passion within their performance, and slightly surreal aspect of their persona, has always stood out to me and made me drawn to paint them. The old master paintings of court jesters and harlequins in elaborate costume, while not the modern white-faced clowns, originally sparked my interest in jesters and clown, these types of representations of clowns I find very magical and enigmatic, but I am not sure what specific image started  the fascination. Yet the uncertainty as to their popularity as artwork holds me back slightly, never knowing whether or not to throw myself wholeheartedly into creating solely clown art portraits, the traditional subjects of animals and landscape seem to have more of a prominent position within the art world. I don’t really understand where the whole concept of clowns as something sinister and the irrational fear of clowns started. Was it one thing in particular or just a strange idea which has been unfairly applied to the clown persona? I have just thought of them as fascinating art subjects with an endless variety of costume styles in beautiful colours.

I hope you have enjoyed getting to know such a thoughtful well spoken artist.  Please check out her blogs and stay tuned for the next post to this blog in which we get to see her work in larger pictures in my next post.

Once again it has been a pleasure getting to know Nicola and I would like to thank her for her wonderful answers to my questions.

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Thank  you

Patty Sue O’Hair- Vicknair Clown Portrait Artist To The World

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Follow Blog, leave comment – Receive collectable ACEO CARD


2.5″X 3.5″ Open Edition Art Cards of Careful The Clown Painting

****Please Follow this blog.  Leave a comment and lets talk about clowns.****

I have had a lot of visitors in the last few weeks but they did not seem inclined to follow the blog or leave a comment.

So I thought I would add a little incentive to entice you to follow and comment.

For every person that follows this blog and leaves a comment that is nice about clowns  – I will send you a ACEO card with a Certificate of Authenticity on the back and signed by me the artist, of one of my clown paintings.  I have the first 9 cards ready to go in the mail.

My only requirement is that you live in USA for free shipping.  If your from another country, I can still send the card to you, but shipping will have to be paid by Paypal in advance. ( I am not going to go into debt for more than the cost of a USA standard stamp to mail these)

The card should fit in a standard envelope and will be in a protective covering as seen in the photo.

You may ask what is an ACEO card.  ACEO stands for Art Cards, Editions, & Originals. An Art card is a small pocket-sized piece of art.   Also called an ATC – Artist Trading Card.

They can be original artwork the artist created or prints/reproductions of original artwork.   The official standard size of an art card is 2.5″ X 3.5″  (64 X 89 mm)  basically the same size as a baseball trading card.

These first 9 that I am offering are of my latest clown painting Careful the Clown, of which I posted 2 post in this blog about.

http://greatclownportraits.com/2012/07/23/the-creation-of-the-careful-theclown-painting/

http://greatclownportraits.com/2012/07/23/clown-interview-careful-theclown/

Instructions:

1. Once you leave a comment – I will be notified.

2. Once you Follow this blog  – I will be notified.

3. Send Email – To receive your ACEO card in the mail I will need to have you send me an email to this address psovart@gmail.com (which is private and will not be shared with anyone) with your name and address.  

4. I will place the card in the mail for free to anywhere in the USA and we will both be happy.

If your from another country, I can still send the card to you, but shipping will have to be paid by Paypal in advance. When you contact me by email we can arrange for the shipping to be paid.

I love happy people, which is one reason I love Clowns so much.

So,I hope to see you back here many times as we learn about new clowns and I find more great clown artists to introduce you to.

Your new blog friend

Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair Clown Portrait Artist to the World.

Clown Interview Careful TheClown


Today we have the great pleasure of getting to know Careful TheClown.  I first found Careful on Facebook.  He was always quick to comment on various post and to give words of encouragement on my paintings.  Careful is a night owl like myself. He always seemed to be online late at night when I would be finishing up painting for the evening and would post a quick photo of the progress for the night.  I look forward to all comments and he is always excited to see the progress and quick to make comments.

Careful TheClown is not a circus clown and in the clowning industry he is a relative newcomer.  He has however I feel established a certain relationship with his clown persona that has helped him through some difficult personal health issues.  I have followed his story for the last year and I can honestly feel that the clown is as much a part of his personality as his fingers are to his hand.  If you have followed my blog I posted a request for donations to help Careful with medical bills http://greatclownportraits.com/2012/06/24/please-help-careful-the-clown/   Careful did not ask me for help, nor did he request that I post it to my blog.   I really only found out that he was even having a struggle with Cancer from reading the post on Facebook where friends where checking in with him to see how he was doing.  Those post took me to his blog and from reading about his struggles I felt the need to do what I could to help.

You may ask how his clown persona has helped him with his struggle through treatment for cancer.  It seems that when his spirit was crushed and the Chemo had taken all the strength out of him.  Careful would still be there with a joke to make the nurses and Dr.s’ laugh.  As you may guess laughter is the best medicine for a clown, it lifted his spirits and helped him through the difficult treatments.  As he was recovering at home he found that if he did find the strength to venture out it was dressed as Careful TheClown if only to hand out a nose or two and a sticker at the grocery store.  The body may be weak, but the mind is always thinking of a new joke to tell and the laughter he receives in return is nurturing to the sole and can only help in the healing process.

(I had a Doctor appt. today…I asked him about my nose…he was concerned about the redness…the nurses were concerned about how swollen it was…they all agreed that it would get better…I had a great time…who knew going to see the Doctor could be so much fun?)
 

Below are the answers to the questions I asked Careful.  I have also completed a painting of him which will be posted along with this post so look for it.

1.Who inspired you to become a clown?

A family friend told me about a clown school in the area at Adult Classes at a Technical school where I was taking Conversational Spanish. She said “That’s the school where I attended Clown classes”…my curiosity led me into it. Emmett Kelly and Red Skelton are my inspirations.

2. Where did you receive training?
I went to the Klown Kollege of Komedy Knowledge in Fairborn, Ohio.

3. How long have you been a clown?
I received my certificate in November of 2004 and clowned at the Special Wish of Dayton banquet in December, 2004…then received my first check at an event in March of 2005.

4. Are you involved with any clown organizations?
I belong to the Giggles and Grins Clown Alley and was the Boss Clown in 2010 and 2011.

5. How do you feel your clown has evolved over the years?
My clown started as a Tramp and veered towards an Auguste…and, now, I call my Clown a Misfit because sometimes he wears less makeup but always dresses outrageously and many people say I look like a Walking-Toy-Store. I am mainly a Walk-around and carry a lot of little props.

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?
I am a Non-traditional, a Misfit. A Red Nose. My most interesting characteristic is that I have an answer for everything and no matter what type of balloon animal someone asks for, I always twist either an Alien Sword or Princess Wand…but, if they insist I will make a Dog…I enjoy arguing with children (light-heartedly) because “They started it !” You have to be a Kid and you have to let them win!

7.Have you ever worked in a Circus and if so which ones?
Sadly, no…maybe someday.

8. What kind of functions are you hired for example: conventions, parties…
Block parties and Birthday parties. And, Charity Events.

9. Do you have bits that are standard in the clown world or do you create your own acts?
I mainly improvise…I use my rubber chicken as a cell phone and also have a programmed robot. I tell groups that I don’t have an act and start twisting balloons to get people to crowd around me (I don’t encourage lines) and then I proceed to pull out props…twist 3 or 4 balloons, do a prop, balloons, prop, etc.

10. I see you use  props?  What kind?

A lot. And, my robot, monkey, rubber chickens, puppets, etc. all have the same name: JoJo…but they all have a different spelling. The audience catches on pretty quick that every prop animal has the same name!

11. Did you make the props yourself?

No…I find props in the oddest places: Pier 1, Dollar General, Pet stores, etc.

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

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

http://www.youtube.com/user/CarefultheClown

14. Do You have A Memorable Clown Moment – Careful TheClowns most memorable clown moment…every time I clown is memorable and exciting and fun…but, actually, there was one thing: I was working at IRS and there were about 200 of us working at the nearby base (WPAFB) shortly after 9/11…the base was on high alert and I was working nights…I was doing a clown gig and would have to rush into work one night. I called my manager to alert the gate that a clown was coming through. The gates were manned by heavily armed soldiers. I was in full make-up, costume and red nose. It was just turning dark. I pulled up to the gate and I couldn’t tell if the soldier saw my clown persona or not. He asked for my ID and looked at the photo then bent down to compare it with me. As soon as he saw me he jumped back and his rifle barrel came up and was pointed right at my red nose! He recovered immediately. “Sorry about that. They said there was a clown coming through. Is everything secure?”

I replied, “Yes, but I’m afraid I’ll have to change my pants when I get into work!” That’s a true story. After that, I tried to at least remove most of my make-up before I arrived at the gate.
15. Why the name Careful TheClown –  “Things just pop into your head,” he said. “I tell everybody that when I was little, I was always attracted to bright, shiny things, and whenever I’d go toward something to investigate, my mother would holler, ‘Careful! Careful!’ The name stuck. I’m just glad she wasn’t hollering, ‘Don’t touch that!’ Or else I’d be ‘Don’t Touch That the Clown.’  Quote from New Carlisle News by Kate Seegraves

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

Careful’s Facebook page

http://www.facebook.com/careful.theclown

Careful TheClown 16 X 20 Acrylic on Canvas by PSOVART

Article about Careful in the New Carlisle News

By Kate Seegraves

http://www.newcarlislenews.net/index.php/news/1-latest-news/950-local-man-passionate-for-art-of-clowning.html

Local Man Passionate For Art of Clowning

Article in The Washington post  that mentions Careful  by By ASHLEY M. HEHER

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/10/AR2006061000544_pf.html

CarefulonMars.blogspot.com

http://carefulonmars.blogspot.com/

Careful Clowning for the Camera

I hope you have enjoyed getting to know a special clown.

I hope you have enjoyed this post about another wonderful clown.  Please follow his links and read more about him on his Facebook page and his Clown Blog.

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

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

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

psovart@gmail.com

http://portfolio.psovartgallery.com/

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I am sad to report that in the month of May 2014 Careful the clown went to the big circus in the Sky.  He will be missed.

Patty Sue

 

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The Creation Of The Careful TheClown Painting


I am sad to report that in the month of May 2014 Careful the clown went to the big circus in the Sky.  He will be missed.

Patty Sue

 

The Sketch

Painted the Background

Painted the Jacket

Started the Tie

Started Painting the Hat

Added a little Yellow

Added a Little Red & Orange

Added some Skin Tones

Started the Hair and the Chicken

Painted the Tie, Badge, Flowers….

Worked on Detail and the Glasses

Finishing details with the skin tones and eyes.

Final details such as the beaded necklace and shadows and shading

Careful TheClown 16 X 20 Acrylic on Canvas by PSOVART

The End.

I hope you have enjoyed this photo journey of the creation of Careful TheClown.

Careful  TheClown painting was created with acrylic paint on a 16 X 20 X 1.5 canvas.  The original is for sale.  Contact the artist for more information.

Painted with permission of Careful the Clown
Not for Commercial Use
Copyright 2013 Patty Sue O’Hair- Vicknair ARtist PSOVART

By Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair Artist

Clown Artist to the World.

Copyright 2012 PSOVART

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Help save the LAUGHTER for future generations?


Help clowns save clown artifacts.

Ever wonder what happens to those big clown shoes when a clown hangs up his nose?  Ever wonder if a great prop used to bring laughter to thousands now sits in a lonely attic collecting dust?  Ever wonder if there was a collection of old photos from circus and side shows from the past?  What happens to all the great posters and items from the circus world once the clowns and the elephants have moved on?

Well they are gently collected and cleaned and put on display for the world. So you can walk down memory lane and remember the thrills you felt as a kid watching the biggest show on earth.

The International Clown Hall of Fame and Research Center in 102 4th Avenue Baraboo, WI  provides a great service to the world in helping to protect great clown artifacts from past and current clowns.

Clowns are a part of all our lives.  If you have ever laughed at a great comedy skit, then you need to thank a clown.  The skills needed to successfully entertain an audience either on TV or on a stage where taught by the masters to future generations to pass on and inspire new and up and coming artist.  All comedy we see on TV or in the movies today comes from past generations of great clowns.

Humor or laughter  is a gift to the world that needs to be cherished and protected so that we will never forget how to laugh.

So don’t make a clown cry!

Please visit this web page and make a donation, as I have done, so that the heritage and humor can be preserved and passed down to our future generations.

http://www.theclownmuseum.com/

  • The International Clown Hall of Fame and Research Center
  • 102 4th Avenue
  • Baraboo, WI 53913
  • 608.355.0321

info@theclownmuseum.com

Thank you for your time now go watch a clown!

Patty Sue O’Hair-Vicknair Artist

Clown Portrait painter to the world.

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Clown Paintings by Patty Sue O’Hair-Vicknair or PSOVART


Hello my name is Patty Sue O’Hair- Vicknair I am the author of this blog and a clown lover and painter.  My married name is Vicknair but I keep my maiden name in artist name as a tribute to my late Father who was my biggest critic and my biggest fan.  With his ever-loving artistic photographers instruction I learned to recognize a great pose or as he would say that “twinkle in the eye”.   I hope that I have captured in some of these paintings the “twinkle in the eye” that draws you in to each portrait and makes you smile.   These paintings are my Clowns.  The first series is called “The Human Side of a Clown”.  I tried to show a little glimpse into the personality or the emotion of the clown  in each image that made you stop and take a second look and maybe feel the joy that comes from the painting.  I love clowns and I am always looking for a great clown image to paint.  More Clowns coming Soon…

All of these paintings are for sale and prints are available if you’re interested let me know…

Hello Clown

Hello Clown 24 X 36 Acrylic on canvas By PSOVART

Giggles the Clown

Giggles the Clown 24 X 36 Acrylic on canvas By PSOVART

Clowing Around

Clowning Around 24 X 36 Acrylic on canvas By PSOVART

Jason The Clown 24 X 36 Acrylic on canvas By PSOVART

Rainbow Clown

Rainbow Clown 24 X 36 Acrylic on canvas By PSOVART

Eureka Springs Clown

Eureka Springs Clown 24 X 30 Acrylic on canvas By PSOVART

Clown Billy Ballantine II

Billy Ballantine II 24 X 30 Acrylic on canvas By PSOVART

Senor Billy The Hobo Clown

Senor Billy The Hobo Clown 36 X 36 Acrylic on canvas By PSOVART

Kid Clowns

Kid Clowns 22 X 28 Acrylic on canvas By PSOVART

Sad Little Girl Clown

Sad Little Girl Clown 20 X 20 Acrylic on canvas By PSOVART

Bozo Pastel 14 X 17 on paper by PSOVART

Careful TheClown 16 x 20 By PSOVART

Careful was just finished July 11, 2012.

Careful has also been nice enough to allow me to interview him so so be on the look  for Careful TheClown post coming soon.

Watercolor Clown #1 #1 in a series of 75 watercolor clowns

Watercolor Clown #1 #1 in a series of 75 watercolor clowns

Watercolor Clown #2 Corazon Alegre - #2 in a series of 75 watercolor clowns

Watercolor Clown #2 Corazon Alegre – #2 in a series of 75 watercolor clowns

More paintings to be added soon….

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Thank you

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

psovart@gmail.com

http://portfolio.psovartgallery.com/

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Bump A Nose web site and Update on Great Clown Portraits…


Visit Bump a Nose

Hello Fellow Clown Enthusiast,

I have found a wonderful site I would like to share with all my Clown friends.    Bump A nose

The Bump a Nose community is for anyone involved in the art of clowning. This is a positive place, so please keep your posts, comments and such clean, decent and positive. The mission of Bump a Nose is to LAUGH.
L – Learn from each other
A – Advance the positive image of clowning
U – Unite the global clown community
G – Grow the clowning community
H – Help the world heal with the power of laughter

Even though I am not a clown they were nice enough to let me join and share my art.  I am hopeful I will make some great clown contacts on this site.

Come join me and lets Bump A Nose.

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I have been in contact with several artists and Clowns and I have some wonderful interviews coming up for you.  We will get to know some great clowns such as  Toto Johnson, Careful TheClown, Sean Carlock, Richard Fick, Dean Kelley, Leo Action,and Ron Maslanka.   Stay tuned for future posts.

I have been busy painting a clown portrait of Careful TheClown.  The portrait is not done yet, but coming along nicely.  Here is a photo of where I am as of today.

I will finish this painting soon and post a series of images so you can see the progression of the painting.

Until next time Happy Clowning!

Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair Clown Artist to the world.

psovart@gmail.com

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