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.
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.
I came across this cute image while looking thru some great photos that Beth Grimes and John Sayre AKA “JP Ballyhoo” had taken one afternoon while clowning around… I fell in love with the image. This has 2 clowns and would not fit in my 9 X 12 painting size so this one is actually bigger in order to do it justice. I had a little fun with the setting they are in and tried to mimic a park setting with flowers and critters you might find in a Disney landscape, full of fun and fantasy. I think it turned out wonderful and fun.
This image is on Canson 140 LB Watercolor paper 18 X 24. Each image will be mailed with a certificate of authenticity. Let me know if your interested .
Watercolor Clowns- A Day In The Park In Auguste
(Auguste – is a play on words it means the kind of clown)
Original FOR SALE $350.00
Both Clowns have agreed to be interviewed for this blog so we should have a post on each of them shortly so you can get to know them better. I want to say thank you to both clowns for allowing me the pleasure of painting their clown personas!
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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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.
http://patty-vicknair.artistwebsites.com/ (fine art prints, cards, phone cases)
www.Zazzle.com/psovartclowns (posters, t-shirts, mugs, mouse pads, etc…)
https://greatclownportraits.com/blog and you can order originals or prints from here. Email me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
18 X 24 = $125.00
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 email@example.com we can handle the transaction by Paypal
Until next time. Happy Clowning!
Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair Clown artist to the world
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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