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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
Original Photo

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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!

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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THE SKETCH

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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!

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

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The Sketch

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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

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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

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!

Clowns Watercolors 2

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.

Don’t forget to follow this blog and receive your free Collectable Clown Art Card  See details in the link below

http://greatclownportraits.com/2012/07/28/follow-blog-leave-comment-receive-collectable-aceo-card/

Thank  you

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

psovart@gmail.com

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.

Gallery

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

Please Follow this blog to find out about Great Clowns and Great Clown Art.

What do Clowns have to offer us?


Rainbow Clown

Rainbow Clown

If you have a love of clowns like myself, but your not in the clown world.  You may not realize what is involved in being a clown.

There is much more going on then the average joe realizes.   Just like it is with anything the deeper you plunge into a particular world the more you find out about it.   I will post a few blogs about clowns and their world next so you can become a little more filmier with them.

I am not a clown but I have a deep seated appreciation to anyone that can bring a laugh to a human being whether they are a child or an adult.  My love started when I was a kid, I was always supposed to be in bed and asleep by 10:00 but that did not sit well with my love of comedy.  After all Johnny Carson didn’t come on till 10:30, so I always tip toed down the hall and hung out behind the couch, so I too could watch the show.  Johnny sometimes had Clowns or Carnival acts on and lots of Comedians.  Unfortunately I sometimes got so involved in the act that I would let out a giggle, which gave me away to my parents and got me sent to bed again…. But I will never forget the images and the laughter they invoked.

Over the years I have often thought I would loved to have been around during the Vaudeville times (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaudeville), but fortunately for me they were playing Carol Burnett reruns (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Burnett_Show)  during my youth.  I never missed a show this was as close as I could get to Vaudeville.

But alas life is not without hope and Clowns are a great link to the Vaudeville times… They take a gag, site gag or just some stupid great joke and present to you either as a one on one presentation or to a crowd.  They take the chance you will not laugh, but chances are the combination of the wild clothes and hair combined with the over exaggerated  expressions, you will find your self laughing.

Laughter…is the gift that all clowns give to us the normal people in there lives.  This is a wonderful gift and should not be underestimated.

Check out this post on the importance of laughter

http://thejobofwork.blogspot.com/2011/03/on-laughter.html

I want to thank each Clown I have had the great fortune to come in contact with for the great job you do of bringing laughter to peoples lives.

Please post any stories you may have of how a great clown enriched your life and brought you some laughter.  I look forward to reading them.

Now go watch a clown and have some fun!

Thanks

Patty Sue O’Hair -Vicknair Artist

Watercolor and Acrylic paintings of clowns from around the world.

psovart@yahoo.com

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