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Watercolor Clown #5 Sean Carlock

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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. My goal is to create 75 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.

Watercolor Clown #5 – Sean Carlock  –

Original SOLD

For information on Sean Carlock check out my blog post: Sean Carlock Blog post on GreatClownPortraits

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.

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Original Photo

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Photography Prints

Not for Commercial Use
Copyright 2013 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. (fine art prints, cards, phone cases) (posters, t-shirts, mugs, mouse pads, etc…) and you can order originals or prints from here. Email me direct at 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 we can handle the transaction by Paypal

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

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

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Toto and Sean

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The Amazing Sean Carlock!

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Hello Fellow Clown Enthusiast,

I have just this last week completed a portrait of Sean Carlock,  so I am posting this blog post followed by another blog post showing the creation of his watercolor painting (from the photo above).  Sean Carlock gave me the honor of painting his image as part of my new  watercolor clown series.  His painting is number #5 if you’re following along.   Original has sold, but prints will be available soon.

Today we have the honor of meeting and getting to know Sean Carlock,  I first met I first met Sean, on Facebook, through another clown “Toto” Johnson, when I was looking for great clown photos.

I asked him a few questions and I think you will enjoy his answers.

1. How long have you been a clown?

I started clowning in February of 2000

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2. Who inspired you to become a clown?

I never wanted to be a clown, it wasn’t something that I chose to do. I guess you could say that it chose me.

3.Where did you receive training?

I attended Clown Camp in Lacross Wisconsin, and learned mostly from doing.

4. . Are you involved with any clown organizations?

I am a member of COAI, the USA based “Clowns of America International”

5. How do you feel your clown has evolved over time? How did you settle on the particular style and design of your clown or the personality you try to project as a clown?

I am a firm believer that your clown is you. Certainly my makeup and my skill sets have changed and evolved but I am still the same clown I have always been.

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6. I have learned a little more about clowns and I know there are different types of clowns, What kind of clown are you and what do you feel is your clowns most interesting characteristic?

I would be considered an Auguste clown though I don’t really adhere to many of the make-up “rules” or standards.

7. Have you ever worked in a Circus and if so which ones?

I worked for Ringling Bros. 133rd edition Red show in ’03 called Bailey’s Comet.

8. What kind of functions are you hired for example: conventions, parties…

I do fairs and festivals, company parties and picnics, the occasional birthday party but the majority of my work is for corporations.

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9. Do you have bits that are standard in the clown world or do you create your own acts?

I try to come up with my own ideas for new routines or maybe just a fresh spin on something old.

10. Do you use props?

I love props!

10A. If so did you make them yourself?

I make some of the things that I use and have recently gotten back into carving foam props.

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11. If you are in a parade do you ride anything? Bike, Unicycle, Clown car?

I prefer to walk so I can get up close and personal with the crowds. It can ba a challenge to give high fives from a moving vehicle.

12. Is there video we can watch of you on the web acting as a clown for us to enjoy?

13. What kind of presence do you have on the web, FB, web page, blog…

Click here to be taken to his website.

I hope you have enjoyed this post about another wonderful clown.  Please follow his links and read more about him on his  web page.

Until next time. Happy Clowning!

Thanks to Sean for all his help in creating this blog.

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

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Toto and Sean

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