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Art Studio Revamp – The Clown Alley Blocking In Color


Art Studio Revamp – The Clown Alley Blocking In Color

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.

The layout with Clowns in place.

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

 

 

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

psovart@gmail.com

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Art Studio Revamp – The Clown Alley Clowns and Sketch


Art Studio Revamp – The Clown Alley Clowns and Sketch

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!

At this point I am ready to project my clowns on the wall and start with the sketching and then the painting which I know will take a while.  The sides of the frame I am going to refrain from completing at this time because I am not sure of the placement of the clowns and a few of them might be in front of some of the frame design.   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 where I will be starting once the sketch is to where I am satisfied.

I do project my images on the wall.  I use the projector for placement and to get the features right.  However 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.

The layout with Clowns in place.

Rocco Capezolo

Rik Gern

Rick and Monica Chaney

 

 

 

 

 

Trevor Laswell

David Sylvester

Jonathan MITCH Freddes

 

Melanie Zinser

Lisa SKITTIES Kelly

Lee LEW-E Andrews

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keith BOBA LOUIE Karas

Kamara RAINDROP Marsh

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Bothun

Jeffrey BAND-AIDE Arnold

Jeffrey BUNGLES Potts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glen FROSTY Little

Deanna DE DE Hartmier

David SKEETER Mitchell

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Bruckman

Cindi Goodeaux

Chris and Heather Burton

 

 

 

 

 

 

JT Bubba Sikes

Ann Sanders

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic Sketch projected and placed on wall.

 

Basic Sketch projected and placed on wall.

Basic Sketch projected and placed on wall.

Basic Sketch projected and placed on wall.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Finishing touches on sketches… This took about 2 weeks to complete.

Finishing touches on sketches… This took about 2 weeks to complete.

Finishing touches on sketches… This took about 2 weeks to complete.

Finishing touches on sketches… This took about 2 weeks to complete.

Finishing touches on sketches… This took about 2 weeks to complete.

Finishing touches on sketches… This took about 2 weeks to complete.

Finishing touches on sketches… This took about 2 weeks to complete.

Finishing touches on sketches… This took about 2 weeks to complete.

Painted a black matt background behind and around the clowns.

Painted a black matt background behind and around the clowns.

Painted a black matt background behind and around the clowns.

Painted a black matt background behind and around the clowns.

Painted a black matt background behind and around the clowns.

Now that the Sketch is done .. bring on the painting of the clowns…. Stay Tuned

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

psovart@gmail.com

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Art Studio ReVamp – stripes beginning…


Hello everyone!

I have been working on a major revamp of my art studio.  We moved to our new home in 2011 and my Hubby was nice enough to allow me to take over the bonus room which is upstairs over the garage with its own half bath as my art studio.  The room is about 23 x 13 and I have filled it.  I do not know how I fit everything into the small bedroom I used in our old home.  On either side there is a door which leads to attic storage.  I love it but the color the whole house was painted in, including my art studio was already done when we choose the home and since it was new paint the practical home owner in me could not bring myself to make changes cause the paint was still in great shape.  So now here we are 5 years later and I am at last ready to make my studio more inspiring to my artistic mind.

I have permission from my Hubby to do whatever I want in my room, after all it is only paint and easily changed.  So since I paint circus clowns and it is kind of lonely up in my room when I paint – which is one of the reasons I love my online community- I have decided to paint the room as the interior of a red and white circus tent with a few quirky additions of my own.


Here is the plan my ceiling has the slanted sections on both sides and in 3 corners… This lends it to a tent shape very well.  In the inside corner where the ceiling and wall meet was framed out differently.  In this corner we will have a monkey with scissors who cut a big whole in the tent and we will be able to see blue sky, clouds, rolling hills, and at least one hot air balloon.  May do other things to in this space as I am inspired, but that is where I am starting.

In another corner there will be a bunch of colorful balloons.

At the end around my desk where the window is located will be the stage area.  Here there will be a group of my clown friends all gathered around my desk to see what I am working on.

I have posted on my personal and my artist Facebook page a request from all my clown friends for them to please supply me with great photos of themselves in full makeup and dress in particular poses with permission to use the images on my wall.  Many have answered the call.  I thank you all!  I am not sure until I get into the creating part of this exactly who or what I will do … So if any of you would like to submit images please do.

I am looking for poses where your looking down or out from a stage or down at a child or down at a table ….. Something like that with happy excited expressions….

I have a few photos and videos of the progress so far that I will post here.

 

 

Still lots to do ….

Love ya all

Patty Sue O’Hair-Vicknair

Clown artist to the world.

Sad Little Girl Clown Painting


2013-03-03 20.50.10Sad Little Girl Clown was created from an original photo found on Flickr in 2010 taken by Big Daddy K back in 2009 Here is the original photo:

Sad Little Girl photo

http://bighugelabs.com/onblack.php?id=3841784408&bg=white&size=large

::Big Daddy  K:  He was nice enough to grant me permission to paint his daughter Frankie’s photo.  She came home from preschool with the makeup on and they had fun taking photos.

Acrylic on canvas 20 X 20   Original for sale $520.00 (USA) + Shipping

Here are the progression photos of my painting as it was being created. Unfortunately I did not have the amazing cameras that I have today back in 2010, so the color on some of the photos are not the best, but I tried to make them match as best I could.

Little Girl Sad Clown A1

Little Girl Sad Clown B1

blue nose

basic colors

Little Girl Sad Clown C

Little Girl Sad Clown D

Little Girl Sad Clown E

Little Girl Sad Clown F

Little Girl Sad Clown G Finished 6-9-10

Little Girl Sad Clown, 6/14/10, 10:39 AM, 8C, 3788x3771 (1089+1151), 112%, Repro 2.2 + co, 1/12 s, R90.0, G57.5, B72.5

Little Girl Sad Clown Finished

 

 

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Sad Little Girl Clown Copyright 2016 by PSOVART – Patty Sue O’Hair Vicknair Artist

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

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

psovart@gmail.com

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Rainbow Clown Painting


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Rainbow Clown  was created from an original photo found on Flickr in 2009 taken by T.O. Ang back in 2007 Here is the original photo: 

Clowns in town!

Ang was nice to grant me permission to paint her photo.

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

Here are the progression photos of my painting as it was being created. Unfortunately I did not have the amazing cameras that I have today back in 2009, so the color on some of the photos are not the best, but I tried to make them match as best I could.

Rainbow Clown Start  1-20-09

 

Rainbow Clown Basics 1-20-09Started Hair

Rainbow Clown  2-9-09 Day 2

Rainbow Clown 2-10-09 Day 3

started eyes

Rainbow Clown  2-17-09 Day 4

Rainbow Clown 2-21-09 Finished

 

 

Rainbow Clown_BILINEAR_1
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Rainbow Clown Copyright 2009 by PSOVART – Patty Sue O’Hair Vicknair Artist

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

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

psovart@gmail.com

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Señor Billy The Clown (Hobo)Painting


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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

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Giggles Painting and a good cause to support!


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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.”

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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.

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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
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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

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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

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