Great Clown Portraits Are Just The Beginning!!!!

Art Studio Revamp – The Clown Alley-  Clowns  Skittles The Clown

I am in the process of creating a Circus Theme Art Studio Revamp of my art studio design.  The room was originally the bonus room above the garage in my home.  My Hubby let me have it as my studio. We took out the carpet and put in wood floors ( saved the carpet in the attic) and installed  some new lighting.  I moved in.  I lived with the yucky color on the walls for 6 years. Feeling uninspired with the color but to frugal to turn around and change out perfectly good new paint I lived with it.  However with time the paint needed to be touched up or changed and I asked my Hubby if he minded if I did some creative work with the paint job.  He told me to go for it… that was back in May 2016 I got started.  First came the red and white stripes to make the room look like the inside of a circus tent.  Then in July came a cut out in the tent in the back corner in which I placed a naughty monkey with scissors above my  entrance door (he cut the whole) and a small clown on the floor with a bannana trying to coax the monkey down.  In the hole I placed clouds, hills, trees a small lake and a hot air balloon.  (might add a few clowns to this down the road) In August I worked on the opposite corner where I placed my Baby Elephant Balloon Sales Team along with a big bunch of colorful balloons.  Then I moved on the the Medallion around my fan in the center of the room.  I changed the fan out to a more colorful option and started to work.  Photos and videos of the stripes being created and the two back corners of my room and the creation of the fan Medallion are in previous blog posts on this blog.   Now my attention has turned to the stage wall.  I am currently working on the 24 clown strong Stage area in the front of my room.   For now I thought I would bring my blog a little up to date with photos and videos of the Creation of the stage for my clown alley. I am painting live on facebook and have photos and videos for you to see of the entire process.  It has been a fun journey.   Enjoy and leave me comments!

Each clown I used gave me permission to use their image. Each clown is trademarked so the replication I will be doing of each clown will be as exact as I can make it with the twinkle in the eye and the joy on their faces.  Once I actually start painting the detail stage of each clown there will be anywhere from 6-12 hours each just on detail and that does not include basic sketching or blocking in color which is what this post is covering…

Each the clown image will not look right or completed until I do get to the final detail stages.  Until then each clown can go through some pretty incomplete and even scary stages. Have faith it will look right when I am done with them.

Skittles The Clown is Lisa Graves.  She is on the left hand side closest to the window beside Lee Andrews

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Lisa Skittles Kelly

Watercolor Pencils used to indicate some of the colored areas so that I would not become confused. Sketching continues…

Adding Color – blocking in base colors that will be added to and painted on top of to create final image.

I will probably go in and add more shadow to the dress… but for now this is where we are.

Now to continue to bring each clown to life one at a time… Stay Tuned

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

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