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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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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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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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Watercolor Clown #3 of 75 Lou Jacobs


2013-03-03 20.50.10

Announcement >>>>>>

I have received permission from Lou Jacobs family to start

selling the Original painting and prints from it.

The original is 9 X 12 on Canson 140 lb watercolor paper –

unframed. $150.00 Available as o 10-11-13

Prints – 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

or
Prints will be available online ASAP  I will add the link to this blog once I have them established.

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 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 #3 of 75  – Master Clown Lou Jacobs  - I have been in contact with the family of Mr. Jacobs and have officially been given permission to sell this painting and prints from it.  This painting sells for $150.00 As of 10-11-13 the painting is still available.

Who is Lou Jacobs? Wikipedia information on Lou Jacobs click here…

From Wikipedia :

“Johann Ludwig Jacob (better known by his stage name, Lou Jacobs) (January 1, 1903 – September 13, 1992) was an Auguste clown who performed for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for more than 60 years. He was inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame in 1989. He is credited with popularizing the clown car, which has been a staple of circus clown acts ever since. He is also often cited as the originator of the red rubber ball nose, which is used by many clowns today. He was the first living person to have his portrait appear on an American postage stamp”

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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I have been in contact with Lou Jacobs family and I have received permission to sell this image and prints from it. As soon as the details are worked out I will let you know.

This wonderful painting as a Throw pillow

Lou Jacobs Throw Pillow

Lou Jacobs Throw Pillow

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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Watercolor Clown #2 of 75 -Payasa Corazon Alegre


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 #2 of 75 –  Payasa Corazon Alegre

I like to take pictures along the way as I paint so you can see the creation from start to finish.

The drawing

The drawing

Started laying in the eyes and shading

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Finished Painting

Finished Painting Watercolor Clown #2
By Patty Sue O’Hair- Vicknair Artist

Original Photo from Payasa Corazon Alegre lives in Campeche, Mexico

Original Photo from Payasa Corazon Alegre lives in Campeche, Mexico

Ebay listing for this painting

Painted with permission of Corazon Alegre
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!

Watercolor Clown #1 of 75


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.

Let me know if your interested or if you have a clown image for me to consider for the series.

This is the first painting.

I like to take pictures along the way as I paint so you can see the creation from start to finish.

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Finished Clown Watercolor by Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair

Buy this painting on Etsy

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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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

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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