Great Clown Portraits Are Just The Beginning!!!!


Art Studio Revamp – The Clown Alley-  Clowns  Skeeter

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.

Skeeter – David J. Mitchell is standing on the far right side of the wall.

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David SKEETER Mitchell

 

            

                                   

Ok I think he is about done.  Let me know what you guys think…. I love comments.

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  Dee Dee

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.

Dee Dee is Deanna Hartmier.  She is sitting cross legged by the bottom of my window.

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Deanna DE DE Hartmier

            

Not quite happy with her face but I need to paint a little more of the clown around her head before I tweak it to where I think it will really look like her.  So to be completed down the road….

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 B

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.

 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 A

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.


                           

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 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

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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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

kld-5

kld-6

kld-7

 

kld-8

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

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