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Art Studio Revamp – The Clown Alley – Lew-e


Art Studio Revamp – The Clown Alley-  Clown Lew-e 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.

Lew-e the clown is Lee Andrews.  He is in the plaid outfit standing by the window on the left hand side of my wall.

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Lee Lew-E Andrews

Painted a black matt background behind and around the clowns.

 

                             

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

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!

Art Studio Revamp – The Clown Alley – JT Bubba Sikes


Art Studio Revamp – The Clown Alley-  Clown Bubba Sikes

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.

JT Bubba Sikes – He is standing with his arm around Lee Andrews shoulder on the left side of the wall.

Follow this to see his Facebook page

JT Bubba Sikes

Painted a black matt background behind and around the clowns.

                 

As of this point I have not completed the arm/hand that is around the shoulders of Lee but I will get to it soon.  Also he has sent me photos of his buttons which I will paint toward the end of the wall when I do everyone’s buttons and name tags.

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

Follow my art on Facebook

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

Watercolor Clown #24 – Kelly Lynn Diehl


2013-03-03 20.50.10Hello Fellow Clown Lovers,

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

Info about myself and the clown portrayed here in this blog will be at the bottom for now let’s get to the painting….

Watercolor Clown #24 –

Kelly Lynn Diehl

AKA FireKracker Kelly

Original SOLD

It was fun to create this original painting of FireKracker Kelly from one of her great photos . I hope to get an interview posted soon but for now here is the painting.  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.

The Reference Photo Provided By Kelly

The Reference Photo Provided By Kelly

The sketch

The sketch

Masking off for the background painting

Masking off for the background painting

Background painted and a little work on her shirt

Background painted and a little work on her shirt and bow.

Starting skin tones

Starting skin tones

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kelly-lynn-cropped-and-edited

kelly-framed

 

 

About this work:

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. My goal is to create 75 or more watercolor clowns in 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.

Why I paint Clowns: For the record I do paint other things besides clowns but I have a passion and a love for clowns.  I paint my clown images with pride.  Many of the clowns I have met in person, or I am friends with on Facebook.  Some I have sought out because I came across a photo I liked. Others have found out about my work through their friends and came to me.  Each image is personally vetted.  I am looking for a certain look or feel from my paintings.  Not every image presented to me is right for a painting.

I am a skilled artist. I paint both in acrylic and watercolor. Neither of these mediums are easy or forgiving (especially watercolor). I have spent 40 years perfecting my skill. The fact that, I as an artist choose to paint some of the sweetest, funniest, most colorful, and always happy portraits you will ever find anywhere, is a matter of personal choice.

I realize that not everyone will get it or be on board with what I do. I realize there is a select market for my work. I am ok with this. I have faith that the clown and circus industry will surround me with love and laughter and purchase my paintings and prints. This is a very select market to sell to – I get it. You either love clowns or you don’t. I have been working for years to earn the trust of my clown friends and I will do my best to depict their clown persona, so that those who have had the pleasure of interacting with that clown in the past can remember and cherish those memories every time they look at one of my prints or paintings.

I am striving to be the best artist who paints clowns, I am following on the heels of Jim Howle (whom I have met and truly love) and Red Skelton (whom I wish I had met) I am not comparing my skill to theirs, but those are who I relate to.  … It is an honor to truly depict the magic of a clown, to catch the sparkle in the eye that has delighted thousands of children.  If you’re good to the clown world they will be good to you.

Sincerely Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair.

Not for Commercial Use

Copyright 2017 Patty Sue O’Hair- Vicknair Artist PSOVART

Prints are available direct from the artist.

For those of you interested in any of the 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. 

Click her to purchases prints from one of my Print on Demand pages – (fine art prints, cards, phone cases) 

Click here to purchases originals and prints directly from the artist. – my official art selling page on Spreesy.com

This is my blog – I can be contacted through this page too. -blog and you can order originals or prints from here. Email me direct at psovart@gmail.com or call me direct at 479-601-5277

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 = $65.00
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

Scan QR to head straight to the Facebook Fan page

Scan QR to head straight to the Facebook Fan page

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

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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 2017

Fun Clown Images Memes To Share!!!!


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I created these great images to help spread the word about my art!  Please share them and help me to make them go viral!!!!

Hello Meme

All the world loves a clown

rainbow meme 2016

 

Hobo meme 2106

Meme #19

Jeffrey meme 2015

Bozo meme 2015

Lou Meme 2015

gigles meme 2015

Clown art happy

Mitch meme 2015

Ron Meme 2015

Sue Meme 2015

Toto meme 2015

daniel-meme-2016

kelly-meme-2016

lee-meme-2016

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Thank you

Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair Artist

psovart@gmail.com

Follow my art on Facebook

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

All artwork copyright 2016 Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair –  Not for Commercial

All the world loves a clown, or at least they should!


Dear Friends,

I have a clown friend on Facebook who posted this amazing video.  So much was said without saying anything….

Reposted from Magic Nurse Rob,

In honor of World Smile Day, October 7, 2016 It was fitting to stand up for Clowns. Thank you Jeff and Christopher for helping Tater get his message out. I am blessed to have so many talented friends both in and out of the clown community. Please support and show your love to all the wonderful people who wear the red nose to help others. Please share the love with everyone you know. Especially the Clowns ❤

A quote from Victor Ruiz (who is #26 in my clown series) about this video, “this not only made me smile but I also cried imagine no words and it speaks volumes”

Please support your local clown and show them love and appreciation.  This hype that the media has prolonged about the “scary killer clowns” has gone on to long and real clowns are lossing business and are at risk of injury.  Please stop the clown insults and threats.

#clown #clownartmatters #clowns #clown #realclown #happyclown #family #fun #childfreindly

#realclownsareaboutlove

Feel free to use any of these mimes to help spread happy good clown images to fight the bad scary clown ones.  Be sure to use the hashtags so when others search they will find good images.

If any of you have images you would like me to share here, please post them here or send to me and I will get them on this blog.

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Thank you

Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair Artist

psovart@gmail.com

Follow my art on Facebook

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All artwork copyright 2016 Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair –  Not for Commercial

Creation of Pat Cashin Painting Live Videos


Hello Everyone,

While I painted Pat’s painting I wanted company so I took advantage of the Painting Live feature on Facebook and painted most of it live… So here they all are in one place… enjoy take a snooze … come back I will still be working on it… lol  I actually painted for 65.5 + hours not sure how much exactly was live but a good portion.

Love ya all

Patty Sue O’Hair-Vicknair

Clown artist to the world.

Purchasing Prints of Pat Cashin Painting


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I am so honored to be allowed to paint Pat Cashin.  You can tell by the many posts on Facebook he was beloved in the clown world.  Friends and family have lost a truly wonderful person who really loved to make people laugh.  His big boisterous laugh that made you laugh till your sides hurt will be missed. 

When I initially contacted Pat about painting his portrait as part of my series he graciously consented.  I asked him at the World Wide Circus Summit in July of 2015. Then over the last year I asked him again because I had a bad bike wreck and my memory was/is a little off and he reminded me that he had given consent. 

The image I was mostly interested in was the one you see on Facebook a lot with the bright colors which is the same clown but a different pose as the center one in my painting.   I thought it would make a great painting for my series.  I still may paint it if Terry will let me as part of the series.  He was supposed to be #34 in my series… I am only on #27 and #28 will be started as soon as I finish the art studio revamp murals… In the meantime I felt the overwhelming urge that  I just had to paint him NOW…. so I asked and Terry said I could. 

I was just going to paint the one image I had in mind…. however the painting took on a life of its own.  I don’t know if any of you have ever painted in watercolor but usually watercolors are not this vibrant or as detailed…. (Which is kind of what I am know for, locally.) 

To paint 5 images of the same person in different makeup and hair and outfits and have them all turn out looking like my conception that I printed and how I envisioned it in my head is well CRAZY DIFFICULT… and to do it in unforgiving watercolor…. on my. 

So I spent 65.5 + hours which if I were sell it in a gallery I would ask $2500. for my take home pay which only comes out at 38 dollars an hour…. But I have a heart for clowns and tend to offer cheaper to them because I know that usually they are not rolling in dough unless the gag requires it… so I probably will sell it for $600.  Which doesn’t come out to very much per hour.  So as you can see I don’t do it for the $$$ but because I love it..   I do not have the time to deal with galleries, so if you’re interested you will have to contact me for prints or the original.

I pay to each of my clowns 25% above my cost.  So understand they get a piece of the pie so they are happy when we have a sale.

For right now the only way to get a print is to order direct from me.  Each print comes with a Signed Certificate of Authenticity and is signed by me.  Then they are shipped to you in the least expensive way I can and still protect the print and get it to you fast.

Giclee Fine Art Paper Prints:

9 X 12  $45. + shipping to you (easiest to ship in Photo mailer $6.00)

11 X 14 $65. + shipping to you

16 X 20 $116. + shipping to you

18 X 24 $135. + shipping to you

Giclee Prints on Canvas: 1 inch thick black sides with wire ready to hang.

9 X 12 – $100               11 X 14 – $125

16 X 20 – $200            18 x 24 – $250

+ Shipping to you

Anything larger then that is possible but I would have to check with my printer.

So if interested  contact me through this blog, or Message me on my Facebook Fan Page PS-OV-ART Patty Sue O’Hair- Vicknair Artist or my personal page Patty Vicknair or email me at psovart@gmail.com and we will start the process of getting your print ordered.

Click here to order Canvas Print

Click here to order Fine Art Paper Print

The photos I have in this post are – The painting “The Many Faces Of Pat Cashin”  -the constructed photo I used to paint the painting.  – Examples of Clown Giclee prints of my work on Fine Art Paper and An original painting with 2 Giclee Prints On Canvas so you can see the quality of the prints.  They really are just as vibrant.

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This is the rough draft of the original photos that I started with.

This is the rough draft of the original photos that I started with.

Example of 2 Canvas Giclee prints on either side of the original painting.

Example of 2 Canvas Giclee prints on either side of the original painting.

Example of some of my Clown Paintings as Giclee Prints on Fine Art Paper

Example of some of my Clown Paintings as Giclee Prints on Fine Art Paper

2016-08-14 17.14.26Example of what it would possible look like framed on your wall.  Does not include Frame

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