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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

Follow my art on Facebook

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Art Studio Revamp – The Stage Wall Videos


Art Studio Revamp – The Stage Wall

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!

 

 

Now that the Stage is to a stopping point… bring on the clowns…. 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 Stage Wall


Art Studio Revamp – The Stage Wall

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!

The design idea: I knew I wanted a frame for my stage and to raise the floor of the stage higher and I wanted to have curtains that worked with the frame and the colors I wanted to use.  So I put together this little drawing of my stage on my computer.  It is not exact but it does give me the layout and the overall idea to be customized as I place it on the wall.

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The purple space in the middle is where the window is located on the wall.  At this point I was also flirting with the idea of clown placement.  However this is not the design I went with for the clowns. The clowns will be covered in future posts.

The process started with removing the yucky yellow color that was still on a few of the walls since I didn’t move my desk till the last minute that still needed to be painted white.

The last little bit of yucky yellow

The last little bit of yucky yellow

2016-10-16-00-44-19Painted White on the walls behind the desk.

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Taped off the design on the base of the stage

Taped off the design on the base of the stage

 

Painted the red triangles

Painted the red triangles

Taped Off and added the blue Triangles

Taped Off and added the blue Triangles

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Added a brown stage

Added a brown stage

Added Side design.  and some of the top design.

Added Side design. and some of the top design.

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Added a banner area at the top over the window where I will place my Logo

Added a banner area at the top over the window where I will place my Logo

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Added paint and more detail to the frame all around

Added paint and more detail to the frame all around

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Added details to make it pop

Added details to make it pop

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Added details to make it pop

Added details to make it pop

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Added 3D to make it pop more to the top - the sides will be done later.

Added 3D to make it pop more to the top – the sides will be done later.

Added painted Curtains and my logo.

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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.

I have videos of the creation of the stage so I will post those in the next blog.

Now that the Stage is to a stopping point… bring on the clowns…. 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!

Video

Art Studio Revamp – Circus Theme Medallion Around Fan Videos


This is the design I am shooting for the big purple area in the middle is where the fan will be.

This is the design I am shooting for the big purple area in the middle is where the fan will be.

Art Studio Revamp – Circus Theme Medallion Around Fan

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.  I the hole I placed clouds, hills, trees a small lake and a hot air balloon.  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 are in previous blog posts on this blog.    I am currently working on the 24 clown strong Stage area in the front of my room.  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.   For now I thought I would bring my blog a little up to date with videos of the Creation of the fan medallion.  Enjoy and leave me comments!

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Now that the fan area is done on to my stage wall…. 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 – Circus Theme Medallion Around Fan


This is the design I am shooting for the big purple area in the middle is where the fan will be.

This is the design I am shooting for the big purple area in the middle is where the fan will be.

Art Studio Revamp – Circus Theme Medallion Around Fan

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.  I the hole I placed clouds, hills, trees a small lake and a hot air balloon.  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 are in previous blog posts on this blog.    I am currently working on the 24 clown strong Stage area in the front of my room.  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.   For now I thought I would bring my blog a little up to date with photos and videos of the Creation of the fan medallion.  Enjoy and leave me comments!

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Now that the fan area is done on to my stage wall…. Stay Tuned

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

psovart@gmail.com

Follow my art on Facebook

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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.

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