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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.

PRIZES:

1st – ONE AMAZING WATERCOLOR CLOWN PORTRAIT AND 3 prints for your friends.

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Click on the link below to be taken to the contest entry page.

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Click this link to enter to win a free custom Watercolor Clown Portrait

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


2013-03-03 20.50.10

Hello Fellow Clown Lovers,

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

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

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

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

Watercolor Clown #13 – 

PRICILLA MOOSEBURGER, A.K.A. TRICIA  MANUEL

Original SOLD

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

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

 

Pricilla Mooseburger Original Photo

Pricilla Mooseburger
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Art Prints

Not for Commercial Use

Copyright 2014 Patty Sue O’Hair- Vicknair Artist PSOVART

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

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

Prints are available.

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

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

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

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

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

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

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

psovart@gmail.com

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

Follow my art on Facebook

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

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

Introducing Sue Marranconi AKA Squeeze


SUE MARRANCONI AKA SQUEEZE

SUE MARRANCONI AKA SQUEEZE

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

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

So on with the interview…

1. How long have you been a clown?

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

2. Who inspired you to become a clown?

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

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

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

Squeeze and Bubba Sikes performing

Squeeze and Bubba Sikes performing

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

Click here to follow The Red Skelton museum on Facebook

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

Click here to visit the Toby Clown Foundation Web Site

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

Toby Tile - Sue

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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6. Are you involved with any clown organizations?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Art Prints

 

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

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

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

Patty Sue O’Hair –Vicknair Clown Artist

psovart@gmail.com

Follow my clown art on Facebook

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

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

Watercolor Clown #12 of 75 Sue Marranconi AKA Squeeze


2013-03-03 20.50.10

Hello Fellow Clown Lovers,

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

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

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

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

Watercolor Clown #12 – Sue Marranconi AKA Squeeze

Original SOLD

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

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

SUE MARRANCONI AKA SQUEEZE Original Photo

SUE MARRANCONI AKA SQUEEZE Original Photo

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Sell Art Online
Not for Commercial Use

Copyright 2014 Patty Sue O’Hair- Vicknair Artist PSOVART

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

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

Prints are available.

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

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

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

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


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

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

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

psovart@gmail.com

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

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

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

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


2013-03-03 20.50.10

Hello Fellow Clown Lovers,

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

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

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

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

Watercolor Clown #11 – Jeffrey Potts AKA Bungles The Clown

Original SOLD

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

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

ORIGINAL PHOTO

ORIGINAL PHOTO

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Not for Commercial Use

Copyright 2014 Patty Sue O’Hair- Vicknair Artist PSOVART

Sell Art Online

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

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

Prints are available.

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

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

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

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


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

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

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

psovart@gmail.com

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

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

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

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
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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

Sell Art Online

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

Follow my art on Facebook

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

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

A Day In The Park In Auguste – Two Clown Watercolor


2013-03-03 20.50.10

Hello Fellow Clown Lovers,

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

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

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

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

Watercolor Clowns- A Day In The Park In Auguste

Original FOR SALE $350.00

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

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

JP Ballyhoo and Beth Grimes Original Photo

JP Ballyhoo and Beth Grimes Original Photo

The Sketch

The Sketch

2 A Day

3 A Day

4 A Day

5 A Day

6 A Day

7 A Day

8 A Day

9 A Day

10 A Day

11 A Day

12 A Day

13 A Day A

13 A Day B

14 A Day A

14 A Day B

15 A Day A

15 A Day B

17 A Day B

A day in the park in Auguste_Sharpness_1

Photography Prints

Not for Commercial Use

Copyright 2013 Patty Sue O’Hair- Vicknair Artist PSOVART

Original Available and prints are available.

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

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

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

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


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

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

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

psovart@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

Watercolor Clown #10 of 75 Payaso Kiruz Bazo


2013-03-03 20.50.10

Hello Fellow Clown Lovers,

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

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

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

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

Watercolor Clown #10 – Payaso Kiruz Bazo 

Original FOR SALE

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

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

Payaso Kiruz Bazo Original Photo

Payaso Kiruz Bazo Original Photo

The Sketch

The Sketch

2 PKB

3 PKB

4 PKB

5 PKB

6 PKB

7 PKB

8 PKB

9 PKB

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

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

Art Prints

Not for Commercial Use

Copyright 2013 Patty Sue O’Hair- Vicknair Artist PSOVART

Original Available and prints are available.

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

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

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

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


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

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

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

psovart@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

The Amazing Herky The Clown


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

So let’s get to know him better.

Herky and Nina  reunited

Herky and Nina Reunited

1. How long have you been a clown?

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

Young Herky

Young Herky

2. Who inspired you to become a clown?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5. Are you involved with any clown organizations?

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

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

Original Photo

Herky the Clown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1987 Herky and Dick Van Dyke

1987 Herky and Dick Van Dyke

Kelly Miller Burglars the safe cracker gag

Kelly Miller Burglars the safe cracker gag

Kelly Miller 3 ring ticket wagon

Kelly Miller 3 ring ticket wagon

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

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

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

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

Ahhhh yes the old skeleton chase.....

Ahhhh yes the old skeleton chase…..

11. Do you use props? 

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

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

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

11A. If so did you make them yourself?  

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

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

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

Herkys parade fire truck

Herkys parade fire truck

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

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

Here are Dale “Herky” Smith web contact information

Dale Smith (Herky) on Facebook

Dales Facebook page

Photography Prints

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

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

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

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

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

psovart@gmail.com

Follow my art on Facebook

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

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

Watercolor Clown # 9

Watercolor Clown #9 of 75 Dale “Herky” Smith


2013-03-03 20.50.10

Hello Fellow Clown Lovers,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Original Photo

Original Photo

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

Photography Prints

Not for Commercial Use

Copyright 2013 Patty Sue O’Hair- Vicknair Artist PSOVART

Original has sold but prints are available.

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

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

psovart@gmail.com

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

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

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

Clowns Watercolors 2

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