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Señor Billy The Clown (Hobo)Painting


2013-03-03 20.50.10

I painted this in 2009… I think Señor Billy The Clown turned out nice. This is 36X 36 so very large, very striking.

What do you think?

Number 2 in my “The Human Side of a Clown Series”. This photo was taken by P.S.Zollo- who posted it on Flickr follow the link to see the original. Thank you P.S.Zollo for letting me use the photo.
Senor Billy

This is a painting of Senor Billy the Clown. The original photo was taken by P.S. Zollo. This is the second painting in my “The human side of a clown” series. Mr. Zollo had the honor of meeting Billy the clown in person. His real name is Billy Beck. This is what Billy told Mr. Zollo during their photo shoot “In the Forties he was a clown at the celebrated Cirque Medrano in Paris and shared the stage with Buster Keaton, among others.

Born in 1920 in Philadelphia, he was an artist and cartoonist, and started sketching the sad clown epitomized by Emmett Kelly when he was just a kid. He went with the army to France during WWII and stayed there, becoming a clown first on the street before he graduated to the stage.” When he posed for the photo’s on this fine day it was the first time he had worn the tramp makeup and costume in about 46 years. It all fit him wonderfully.

I found the original photos taken by P. S. Zollo on Flickr and contacted him to see if he would allow me to paint this one. He agreed. Once I finished the painting and contacted Mr. Zollo to show him the painting this is what he wrote “It’s beautiful! I am honored – and I will share this with Billy – who was a painter too – and I am sure he will be thrilled by this”
I only hope I have done him justice.

Acrylic on canvas 36 X 36  Original for sale $1684. (USA) + Shipping

The Sketch

The Sketch

Senor Billy The Clown 1-2-09  Day 2  A

Senor Billy The Clown 1-3-09 Day 3

Senor Billy The Clown 1-4-09 Day 4

Senor Billy The Clown 1-8-09 Day 5

Senor Billy The Clown 1-9-09 Day 6

Senor Billy The Clown 1-17-09 Day 7 Finished

Señor Billy the Hobo Clown 36  x36 X 1 Acrylic on Canvas Original FOR SALE $1684.

Señor Billy the Hobo Clown
36 x36 X 1 Acrylic on Canvas
Original FOR SALE $1684.

Art Prints

Click here for various merchandise with this Hobo painting image on them….

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

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!

Copyright on all images of this painting and the painting itself belong to the artist PSOVART Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair

Giggles Painting and a good cause to support!


2013-03-03 20.50.10

In 2009 I had the great pleasure of finding this image on Flickr.

Be happy...!

I contacted  CARF  (Gregory J. Smith) who took the original photo and he was nice enough to let me paint this image and several others I found on his flickr site.    I enjoyed painting the image because of all the fun color involved and the great expressions on their faces

This painting was mostly painted in one day.  I had a booth at a local Art Fair and to pass the time I put my back to the audience so they could see what I was painting and I spent the next 12 hours engrossed in the artwork.  It was really fun.  I forgot where I was a few times and turned around to clean a brush and 30 to 40 people would be standing around me watching the progress.  Sort of startled me each time.  But it was fun answering questions about what I was doing.  Little kids are drawn to my clown paintings cause of the bright colors and happy faces… but adults well lets just say some of them are a little squeamish. You either love clowns or not but I love them and paint for those that do to.

I painted this one because of the great expression on her face!

About Giggles (my name not his) from the Children at Risk Foundation CARF in Brazil:

“A storytelling moment for the kids at Hummingbird together with kids from our community base, performed by our theatrical director, Valdilene.”

Click here to donate to Changemakers

Please donate if you feel lead to this worthy cause to help the street children of Brazil.

More info on CARF from their Flickr Site:

CARF on Flickr for more information and to see some amazing photos

CARF Brazil was established by Gregory J. Smith in São Paulo, in 1993. Gregory had already established The Children At Risk Foundation – CARF Norway in 1992, determined to benefit the street children of Brazil by defending their rights and offering them a dignified and definitive solution so that they could live and grow within a family-oriented context and healthy social environment.

In the initial years, Gregory gained valuable practical experience by living with the children on the streets and motivating them to leave such a negative and self-destructive environment, offering them an alternative home and lifestyle on a smallholding in the urban periphery of Diadema – SP.

During the last decade, the experience gained guided the organization to create its Street Migration Prevention Program to prevent vulnerable children and young people at risk from running away from their homes to live on the streets, developing this together with at-risk community children and abandoned street children in the process of leaving the streets. The essence of the work lies in the interest taken in and the knowledge of the personal situation of each child or young person, from the very first moment he or she becomes involved with our organization.

Due to the success of this program, CARF was forced to seek new solutions to cope with growing demands and in 2001 the Hummingbird Arts & Cultural Activity Centre became a reality. This allowed the organization to expand its capacity from 80 children and young people to more than 600 attended in 2004. Due to our partnership with local municipal schools in 2007 the number of children attended by our program topped a 1.000. This year (2008) the organization will be reaching out to neighboring communities with the implementation of smaller nuclei to attend the needs of more children in underprivileged favela communities.

CARF’s Street Migration Prevention Program is aimed at helping former street children and other at-risk community children in São Paulo, creating pathways of opportunity and a more dignified life. Most of our target population come from one of the most deprived and violent areas in the entire state of São Paulo, in situations of extreme poverty and social vulnerability. Many have special needs and require closer attention due to their unstructured family situation, which in some cases causes total neglect.
In addition, the centre supports the demands of our rehabilitation program, serving the needs of already rescued street children or those coming off the streets

The programs of The Hummingbird Activity Centre are primarily preventive in nature and promote the confidence, character, competence, and “connectedness” of that population to their family, peers, and community. They provide a range of support and services in such areas as vocational training, health education, recreation, cultural understanding – tolerance and expansion, racial reconciliation, artistic expression, environmental awareness, and the development of youth leadership involving conflict resolution and decision-making skills.

The main Programs carried out at present at the Hummingbird Activity Centre can be divided into three main groups:

Sporting Activities:
These promote corporal skills, spacial and bodily awareness, integration, teamwork, concentration, discipline and help cultivate a competitive spirit, all concepts that are essential for social interaction, living together and personal health care.

Artistic and Cultural Development:
These cater for the cultural, artistic and aesthetic qualities of life with an emphasis on development of the creative potential, awakening skills and talents that, when used with free expression, can become useful instruments of self-development, communication and training.

Vocational Training:
These allow training through constructive and interactive work, awakening vocations and talents through guidance and access to specialist spheres, dynamics and techniques as well as encouraging the use of professional equipment and material.

The stated aim of the Hummingbird Street Migration Prevention Program, to work for social inclusion without discrimination and its recognized competence in carrying out projects, is the distinguishing feature of our work on social intervention. Through the serious commitment and dedication with which we carry out our work, and the good results we have had in cooperative projects with other agencies, the partnerships and dialogues with CARF as an external agent for cooperative ventures has grown and strengthened.

We realize that unfortunately we do not have the capacity to help all those who come to us. We regret this even more when we converse with these children and see their eagerness, hope and need to take part in our program, to dedicate their time to constructive activity and to find a different direction from that of self-destruction taken by so many others before.

All we can do is to take on as much as possible in order to transform in a positive way the lives of these children and young people. We know that we have succeeded and this gives us the strength to carry on with our work despite the limitations and challenges that occur every day.

Our VISION is to become a referential solution, not only for street children, but also for any other child at risk in Brazil or elsewhere in the world, but to do that we also depend on your help. Please visit our WeBlog ChildrenAtRisk-STREETKIDS for more details and updates on our work in Brazil.

Acrylic on canvas 24 x 36  Original for sale $1123. (USA) + Shipping

 

Here is the painting progression…

 

I was into painting the painting before I remembered to take a photo so this is the first one.

I was into painting the painting before I remembered to take a photo so this is the first one.

Giggles 2

Giggles 3

Giggles 4

Giggles 5

Close up of face

Close up of face

Even Closer

Even Closer

Giggles 8

Finished Painting Original FOR SALE $1123.00

Photography Prints
Click here to purchase various merchandise with the Giggles Painting on them…

I pay 25% of all proceeds from the sale of any of my clown artwork to the clown.  I have painted a few of the CARF images with permission and will make a donation to the organization if any of the prints are sold or if the original sells.

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

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!

Copyright on all images of this painting and the painting itself belong to the artist PSOVART Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair

Clowning Around and a good cause to support!


2013-03-03 20.50.10

In 2009 I had the great pleasure of finding this image on Flickr.

Make the most of it...

I contacted  CARF  (Gregory J. Smith) who took the original photo and he was nice enough to let me paint this image and several others I found on his flickr site.    I enjoyed painting the image because of all the fun color involved and the great expressions on their faces

About Clowning Around from the Children at Risk Foundation CARF in Brazil:

I didn’t find any info as to who this child is but he is one of many that have benefited from the wonderful foundation.

Click here to donate to Changemakers

Please donate if you feel lead to this worthy cause to help the street children of Brazil.

More info on CARF from their Flickr Site:

CARF on Flickr for more information and to see some amazing photos

CARF Brazil was established by Gregory J. Smith in São Paulo, in 1993. Gregory had already established The Children At Risk Foundation – CARF Norway in 1992, determined to benefit the street children of Brazil by defending their rights and offering them a dignified and definitive solution so that they could live and grow within a family-oriented context and healthy social environment.

In the initial years, Gregory gained valuable practical experience by living with the children on the streets and motivating them to leave such a negative and self-destructive environment, offering them an alternative home and lifestyle on a smallholding in the urban periphery of Diadema – SP.

During the last decade, the experience gained guided the organization to create its Street Migration Prevention Program to prevent vulnerable children and young people at risk from running away from their homes to live on the streets, developing this together with at-risk community children and abandoned street children in the process of leaving the streets. The essence of the work lies in the interest taken in and the knowledge of the personal situation of each child or young person, from the very first moment he or she becomes involved with our organization.

Due to the success of this program, CARF was forced to seek new solutions to cope with growing demands and in 2001 the Hummingbird Arts & Cultural Activity Centre became a reality. This allowed the organization to expand its capacity from 80 children and young people to more than 600 attended in 2004. Due to our partnership with local municipal schools in 2007 the number of children attended by our program topped a 1.000. This year (2008) the organization will be reaching out to neighboring communities with the implementation of smaller nuclei to attend the needs of more children in underprivileged favela communities.

CARF’s Street Migration Prevention Program is aimed at helping former street children and other at-risk community children in São Paulo, creating pathways of opportunity and a more dignified life. Most of our target population come from one of the most deprived and violent areas in the entire state of São Paulo, in situations of extreme poverty and social vulnerability. Many have special needs and require closer attention due to their unstructured family situation, which in some cases causes total neglect.
In addition, the centre supports the demands of our rehabilitation program, serving the needs of already rescued street children or those coming off the streets

The programs of The Hummingbird Activity Centre are primarily preventive in nature and promote the confidence, character, competence, and “connectedness” of that population to their family, peers, and community. They provide a range of support and services in such areas as vocational training, health education, recreation, cultural understanding – tolerance and expansion, racial reconciliation, artistic expression, environmental awareness, and the development of youth leadership involving conflict resolution and decision-making skills.

The main Programs carried out at present at the Hummingbird Activity Centre can be divided into three main groups:

Sporting Activities:
These promote corporal skills, spacial and bodily awareness, integration, teamwork, concentration, discipline and help cultivate a competitive spirit, all concepts that are essential for social interaction, living together and personal health care.

Artistic and Cultural Development:
These cater for the cultural, artistic and aesthetic qualities of life with an emphasis on development of the creative potential, awakening skills and talents that, when used with free expression, can become useful instruments of self-development, communication and training.

Vocational Training:
These allow training through constructive and interactive work, awakening vocations and talents through guidance and access to specialist spheres, dynamics and techniques as well as encouraging the use of professional equipment and material.

The stated aim of the Hummingbird Street Migration Prevention Program, to work for social inclusion without discrimination and its recognized competence in carrying out projects, is the distinguishing feature of our work on social intervention. Through the serious commitment and dedication with which we carry out our work, and the good results we have had in cooperative projects with other agencies, the partnerships and dialogues with CARF as an external agent for cooperative ventures has grown and strengthened.

We realize that unfortunately we do not have the capacity to help all those who come to us. We regret this even more when we converse with these children and see their eagerness, hope and need to take part in our program, to dedicate their time to constructive activity and to find a different direction from that of self-destruction taken by so many others before.

All we can do is to take on as much as possible in order to transform in a positive way the lives of these children and young people. We know that we have succeeded and this gives us the strength to carry on with our work despite the limitations and challenges that occur every day.

Our VISION is to become a referential solution, not only for street children, but also for any other child at risk in Brazil or elsewhere in the world, but to do that we also depend on your help. Please visit our WeBlog ChildrenAtRisk-STREETKIDS for more details and updates on our work in Brazil.

Acrylic on canvas 24 x 36  Original for sale $1123. (USA) + Shipping

Here is the painting progression…

 

Clowning Around Sketch

Clowning Around Sketch

Clowning Around 2

 

Clowning Around 3

Clowning Around 4

Clowning Around 5

Clowning Around 7

Clowning Around Finished 11-1-09

 

Clowning Around by Patty Sue O'Hair - Vicknair Original FOR SALE  $1123.00

Clowning Around by Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair
Original FOR SALE $1123.00

Photography Prints

I pay 25% of all proceeds from the sale of any of my clown artwork to the clown.  I have painted a few of the CARF images with permission and will make a donation to the organization if any of the prints are sold or if the original sells.

Click here to purchase various merchandise with Clowning Around image…

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

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!

Copyright on all images of this painting and the painting itself belong to the artist PSOVART Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair

Watercolor Clown #17 – Mark Carfora


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 #17 –

 Mark Carfora

Original SOLD

Mark has such a happy expression on his face and such wonderful coloring that I had a great time painting his image.  I hope you enjoy the photos provided below that document the creation of this fun painting.

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.

Mark Carfora ORIGINAL PHOTO

Mark Carfora ORIGINAL PHOTO

 

MC1

MC2

MC3

MC4

MC5

MC6

MC7

MC8jpg

MC9  FINAL

Sell Art Online
Not for Commercial Use  Copyright 2014 Patty Sue O’Hair- Vicknair Artist PSOVART

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

Click here for more great items with Mark’s image – T-Shirts and mugs and stuff…

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!
klown paintings

Copyright on all images of this painting and the painting itself belong to the artist PSOVART Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair 2015

Video Featuring 35 Clown Paintings


2013-03-03 20.50.10

I created a video of all of my clowns… so far.

33  paintings — 35 clowns… Check it out

WARNING it is 7 minutes long but you will get to see them all.

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

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!

Kid Clowns Painting and a good cause to support!


2013-03-03 20.50.10

In 2009 I had the great pleasure of finding this image on Flickr.

Carequinha  & Arrepiado

I contacted  CARF  (Gregory J. Smith) who took the original photo and he was nice enough to let me paint this image and several others I found on his flickr site.    I enjoyed painting the image because of all the fun color involved and the great expressions on their faces

About Kid Clowns from the Children at Risk Foundation CARF in Brazil:

Carequinha & Arrepiado

Real-life brothers, Wesley & Tauan, take life with a smile – as their clowning brothers Carequinha & Arrepiado always do…

Click here to donate to Changemakers

Please donate if you feel lead to this worthy cause to help the street children of Brazil.

More info on CARF from their Flickr Site:

CARF on Flickr for more information and to see some amazing photos

CARF Brazil was established by Gregory J. Smith in São Paulo, in 1993. Gregory had already established The Children At Risk Foundation – CARF Norway in 1992, determined to benefit the street children of Brazil by defending their rights and offering them a dignified and definitive solution so that they could live and grow within a family-oriented context and healthy social environment.

In the initial years, Gregory gained valuable practical experience by living with the children on the streets and motivating them to leave such a negative and self-destructive environment, offering them an alternative home and lifestyle on a smallholding in the urban periphery of Diadema – SP.

During the last decade, the experience gained guided the organisation to create its Street Migration Prevention Programme to prevent vulnerable children and young people at risk from running away from their homes to live on the streets, developing this together with at-risk community children and abandoned street children in the process of leaving the streets. The essence of the work lies in the interest taken in and the knowledge of the personal situation of each child or young person, from the very first moment he or she becomes involved with our organisation.

Due to the success of this programme, CARF was forced to seek new solutions to cope with growing demands and in 2001 the Hummingbird Arts & Cultural Activity Centre became a reality. This allowed the organisation to expand its capacity from 80 children and young people to more than 600 attended in 2004. Due to our partnership with local municipal schools in 2007 the number of children attended by our programme topped a 1.000. This year (2008) the organisation will be reaching out to neighbouring communities with the implementation of smaller nuclei to attend the needs of more children in underprivileged favela communities.

CARF’s Street Migration Prevention Program is aimed at helping former street children and other at-risk community children in São Paulo, creating pathways of opportunity and a more dignified life. Most of our target population come from one of the most deprived and violent areas in the entire state of São Paulo, in situations of extreme poverty and social vulnerability. Many have special needs and require closer attention due to their unstructured family situation, which in some cases causes total neglect.
In addition, the centre supports the demands of our rehabilitation programme, serving the needs of already rescued street children or those coming off the streets

The programmes of The Hummingbird Activity Centre are primarily preventive in nature and promote the confidence, character, competence, and “connectedness” of that population to their family, peers, and community. They provide a range of support and services in such areas as vocational training, health education, recreation, cultural understanding – tolerance and expansion, racial reconciliation, artistic expression, environmental awareness, and the development of youth leadership involving conflict resolution and decision-making skills.

The main Programmes carried out at present at the Hummingbird Activity Centre can be divided into three main groups:

Sporting Activities:
These promote corporal skills, spacial and bodily awareness, integration, team work, concentration, discipline and help cultivate a competitive spirit, all concepts that are essential for social interaction, living together and personal health care.

Artistic and Cultural Development:
These cater for the cultural, artistic and aesthetic qualities of life with an emphasis on development of the creative potential, awakening skills and talents that, when used with free expression, can become useful instruments of self-development, communication and training.

Vocational Training:
These allow training through constructive and interactive work, awakening vocations and talents through guidance and access to specialist spheres, dynamics and techniques as well as encouraging the use of professional equipment and material.

The stated aim of the Hummingbird Street Migration Prevention Programme, to work for social inclusion without discrimination and its recognised competence in carrying out projects, is the distinguishing feature of our work on social intervention. Through the serious commitment and dedication with which we carry out our work, and the good results we have had in cooperative projects with other agencies, the partnerships and dialogues with CARF as an external agent for cooperative ventures has grown and strengthened.

We realise that unfortunately we do not have the capacity to help all those who come to us. We regret this even more when we converse with these children and see their eagerness, hope and need to take part in our programme, to dedicate their time to constructive activity and to find a different direction from that of self-destruction taken by so many others before.

All we can do is to take on as much as possible in order to transform in a positive way the lives of these children and young people. We know that we have succeeded and this gives us the strength to carry on with our work despite the limitations and challenges that occur every day.

Our VISION is to become a referential solution, not only for street children, but also for any other child at risk in Brazil or elsewhere in the world, but to do that we also depend on your help. Please visit our WeBlog ChildrenAtRisk-STREETKIDS for more details and updates on our work in Brazil.

Acrylic on canvas 22 x 28  Original for sale $800.0 (USA) + Shipping

Here is the painting progression…

Close Up Kid 2  Kid Clowns Painting

Close up

Close Up Kid 1 Kid Clowns Painting

Close up

 

 

Kid Clowns A Sketch  7-29-09

The Sketch

 

Background

Background

Kid Clowns C 8-1-09

Shadows and starting color

Kid Clowns D 8-1-09

Kid Clowns E 8-2-09

Kid Clowns F 8-3-09

Kid Clowns G 8-3-09

Kid Clowns H 8-7-09

Kid Clowns I 8-12-09

Kid Clowns J Finished  8-13-09 (Small)

Kid Clowns Acrylic On Canvas 22 X 28 Original For Sale $800.00

Kid Clowns
Acrylic On Canvas 22 X 28
Original For Sale $800.00

Sell Art Online
I pay 25% of all proceeds from the sale of any of my clown artwork to the clown.  I have painted a few of the CARF images with permission and will make a donation to the organization if any of the prints are sold or if the original sells.

Click here to purchase Kid Clown Gifts

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

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!

Copyright on all images of this painting and the painting itself belong to the artist PSOVART Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair 2015

Jason the Clown Painting and a good cause to support!


2013-03-03 20.50.10

In 2008 I had the great pleasure of finding this image on Flickr.

To be a clown...

I contacted  CARF  (Gregory J. Smith) who took the original photo and he was nice enough to let me paint the image.    I fell in love with the sweet yet sad look in the young mans eyes.  His name is Jason.

About Jason from the Children at Risk Foundation CARF in Brazil:

To be a clown…  …or not to be…………….
 Jason often dreams and plays the clown. Being quite the natural-born circus artist he is, he’s been doing so for quite some time now at Hummingbird. If he makes the effort and takes the right decisions he could have a great future practising the art. After almost three years as my fosterson due to a history on the streets and in juvenile detention centre, he has now moved back home to his mother. I hope for his own sake that he has taken the right decision……………………”

Click here to donate to Changemakers

Please donate if you feel lead to this worthy cause to help the street children of Brazil.

More info on CARF from their Flickr Site:

CARF on Flickr for more information and to see some amazing photos

CARF Brazil was established by Gregory J. Smith in São Paulo, in 1993. Gregory had already established The Children At Risk Foundation – CARF Norway in 1992, determined to benefit the street children of Brazil by defending their rights and offering them a dignified and definitive solution so that they could live and grow within a family-oriented context and healthy social environment.

In the initial years, Gregory gained valuable practical experience by living with the children on the streets and motivating them to leave such a negative and self-destructive environment, offering them an alternative home and lifestyle on a smallholding in the urban periphery of Diadema – SP.

During the last decade, the experience gained guided the organisation to create its Street Migration Prevention Programme to prevent vulnerable children and young people at risk from running away from their homes to live on the streets, developing this together with at-risk community children and abandoned street children in the process of leaving the streets. The essence of the work lies in the interest taken in and the knowledge of the personal situation of each child or young person, from the very first moment he or she becomes involved with our organisation.

Due to the success of this programme, CARF was forced to seek new solutions to cope with growing demands and in 2001 the Hummingbird Arts & Cultural Activity Centre became a reality. This allowed the organisation to expand its capacity from 80 children and young people to more than 600 attended in 2004. Due to our partnership with local municipal schools in 2007 the number of children attended by our programme topped a 1.000. This year (2008) the organisation will be reaching out to neighbouring communities with the implementation of smaller nuclei to attend the needs of more children in underprivileged favela communities.

CARF’s Street Migration Prevention Program is aimed at helping former street children and other at-risk community children in São Paulo, creating pathways of opportunity and a more dignified life. Most of our target population come from one of the most deprived and violent areas in the entire state of São Paulo, in situations of extreme poverty and social vulnerability. Many have special needs and require closer attention due to their unstructured family situation, which in some cases causes total neglect.
In addition, the centre supports the demands of our rehabilitation programme, serving the needs of already rescued street children or those coming off the streets

The programmes of The Hummingbird Activity Centre are primarily preventive in nature and promote the confidence, character, competence, and “connectedness” of that population to their family, peers, and community. They provide a range of support and services in such areas as vocational training, health education, recreation, cultural understanding – tolerance and expansion, racial reconciliation, artistic expression, environmental awareness, and the development of youth leadership involving conflict resolution and decision-making skills.

The main Programmes carried out at present at the Hummingbird Activity Centre can be divided into three main groups:

Sporting Activities:
These promote corporal skills, spacial and bodily awareness, integration, team work, concentration, discipline and help cultivate a competitive spirit, all concepts that are essential for social interaction, living together and personal health care.

Artistic and Cultural Development:
These cater for the cultural, artistic and aesthetic qualities of life with an emphasis on development of the creative potential, awakening skills and talents that, when used with free expression, can become useful instruments of self-development, communication and training.

Vocational Training:
These allow training through constructive and interactive work, awakening vocations and talents through guidance and access to specialist spheres, dynamics and techniques as well as encouraging the use of professional equipment and material.

The stated aim of the Hummingbird Street Migration Prevention Programme, to work for social inclusion without discrimination and its recognised competence in carrying out projects, is the distinguishing feature of our work on social intervention. Through the serious commitment and dedication with which we carry out our work, and the good results we have had in cooperative projects with other agencies, the partnerships and dialogues with CARF as an external agent for cooperative ventures has grown and strengthened.

We realise that unfortunately we do not have the capacity to help all those who come to us. We regret this even more when we converse with these children and see their eagerness, hope and need to take part in our programme, to dedicate their time to constructive activity and to find a different direction from that of self-destruction taken by so many others before.

All we can do is to take on as much as possible in order to transform in a positive way the lives of these children and young people. We know that we have succeeded and this gives us the strength to carry on with our work despite the limitations and challenges that occur every day.

Our VISION is to become a referential solution, not only for street children, but also for any other child at risk in Brazil or elsewhere in the world, but to do that we also depend on your help. Please visit our WeBlog ChildrenAtRisk-STREETKIDS for more details and updates on our work in Brazil.

Acrylic on canvas 24 X 36  Original for sale $1123.00 (USA) + Shipping

Here is the painting progression…

Jason the Clown 12-27-08 Day 1

Jason the Clown 12-27-08 B Day 1

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Jason the Clown 12-28-08 B Day 2

Jason the Clown 12-29-08 A Day 3

Jason the Clown 12-29-08 B Day 3

Jason the Clown Finished 12-29-08 Day 31

 

I pay 25% of all proceeds from the sale of any of my clown artwork to the clown.  I have painted a few of the CARF images with permission and will make a donation to the organization if any of the prints are sold or if the original sells.

However, if this one sells… I will miss it.  This one has a special place in my heart.  I have stared into those eyes to many times….
Photography Prints

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Until next time. Happy Clowning!

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

psovart@gmail.com

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Copyright on all images of this painting and the painting itself belong to the artist PSOVART Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair 2015

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