Hello 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
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
Masking off for the background painting
Background painted and a little work on her shirt and bow.
Starting skin tones
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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Copyright on all images of this painting and the painting itself belong to the artist PSOVART Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair 2017