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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

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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!

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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

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Steve and Ryan  Paintings side by side

Steve and Ryan
Paintings side by side

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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!

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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

Watercolor Clown #6 of 75 “TOTO”


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 6th painting – Clown Ron “TOTO” Johnson  – Original SOLD

For information on “Toto” check out my blog post: The Great Ron “Toto” Johnson

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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Art Prints

PSOVARTCLOWNS Click her to go to Zazzle

Not for Commercial Use

Copyright 2013 Patty Sue O’Hair- Vicknair Artist PSOVART

Original has sold but prints will be available soon.

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!

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Watercolor Clown #5 of 75 Sean Carlock


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 5th painting – Clown Sean Carlock  – Original SOLD

For information on Sean Carlock check out my blog post: Sean Carlock Blog post on GreatClownPortraits

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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Not for Commercial Use
Copyright 2013 Patty Sue O’Hair- Vicknair Artist PSOVART

Original has sold but prints will be available soon.

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!

Toto and Sean

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The Amazing Sean Carlock!


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Hello Fellow Clown Enthusiast,

I have just this last week completed a portrait of Sean Carlock,  so I am posting this blog post followed by another blog post showing the creation of his watercolor painting (from the photo above).  Sean Carlock gave me the honor of painting his image as part of my new  watercolor clown series.  His painting is number #5 if you’re following along.   Original has sold, but prints will be available soon.

Today we have the honor of meeting and getting to know Sean Carlock,  I first met I first met Sean, on Facebook, through another clown “Toto” Johnson, when I was looking for great clown photos.

I asked him a few questions and I think you will enjoy his answers.

1. How long have you been a clown?

I started clowning in February of 2000

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2. Who inspired you to become a clown?

I never wanted to be a clown, it wasn’t something that I chose to do. I guess you could say that it chose me.

3.Where did you receive training?

I attended Clown Camp in Lacross Wisconsin, and learned mostly from doing.

4. . Are you involved with any clown organizations?

I am a member of COAI, the USA based “Clowns of America International”

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 firm believer that your clown is you. Certainly my makeup and my skill sets have changed and evolved but I am still the same clown I have always been.

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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 would be considered an Auguste clown though I don’t really adhere to many of the make-up “rules” or standards.

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

I worked for Ringling Bros. 133rd edition Red show in ’03 called Bailey’s Comet.

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

I do fairs and festivals, company parties and picnics, the occasional birthday party but the majority of my work is for corporations.

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

I try to come up with my own ideas for new routines or maybe just a fresh spin on something old.

10. Do you use props?

I love props!

10A. If so did you make them yourself?

I make some of the things that I use and have recently gotten back into carving foam props.

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

I prefer to walk so I can get up close and personal with the crowds. It can ba a challenge to give high fives from a moving vehicle.

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

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

Click here to be taken to his website.  http://www.carlockent.com/

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

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

Thanks to Sean 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/

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!

Toto and Sean

Watercolor Clown #4 of 75 Frosty Little


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 fourth painting – Master Clown Frosty Little

Who is Frosty Little? CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT FROSTY LITTLE ON WIKIPEDIA

From Wikipedia :

“Glen “Frosty” Little was a circus clown who served with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for over 20 years. He was one of only four clowns ever to have been given the title “Master Clown” by the Ringling organization”

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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5 FROSTY

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8 FROSTY

9 FROSTY

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In 1977 Little was asked by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune what he would do after he retired from the circus. Little replied, “Leave here? Are you out of your mind? I’m never going to leave here. I’ll always be a clown.

I am looking for the descendents of Frosty Little – If you know them please send me their contact information.
Not for Commercial Use
Copyright 2013 Patty Sue O’Hair- Vicknair ARtist PSOVART

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!

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