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The Creation of “Hello Clown” Painting

Hello Clown Painting by Patty Sue O’Hair – Vicknair

Hello Clown

Hello Clown 24 X 36 Acrylic on canvas

Hello  Clown  A 7-21-09

Sketched the image and painted the background

Hello Clown B 7-22-09

Pained the first layer of the shirt

Hello Clown C 7-22-09

Painted the first layer of the blue hat and vest

Hello Clown D 7-22-09

Started working on the flesh tones

Hello Clown E 7-22-09

Nose, mouth, and eyes along with more layers on the flesh tones.

Hello Clown F 7-23-09

Eyes, hair, clothes and small details.

Hello Clown G 7-23-09

Hair and tie layering of color.

Hello Clown H 7-27-09

Finishing off of the hair and adding shading and shadows

Hello Clown I Finished 7-27-09

Finished “Hello Clown” Painting
by Patty Sue O’Hair- Vicknair Artist

Original Referrance Photo  provided by Totomai on Flickr

Original Referrance Photo provided by Totomai on Flickr


Until next time. Happy Clowning!

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

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Help me find a great multi clown image for a painting.

clowns LaughTo all my Clown/Klown/Payaso/ Clown Alleys/ clown Organizations/ Clown Schools – I am looking for an image where all the clowns are making funny faces at the camera… not just sitting there. I would like the image to have at least 10 clowns all in costume in it  – all making faces for the camera. The more colorful the better – the more your hamming it up the better. You could even make it have a theme. I am looking for ideas and fun images that present clowns in wonderful, colorful, fun ways.

This will be painted on a huge canvas and should really be cool.

Please post any photos you may have along with the names of the clowns involved. Please gather and indicate that I have the clowns permission to paint them. I will not do so without everyone in the photo being on board.

I think this will be lots of fun… Tell your friends get together for a group photo-op…

I will provide a digital Tiff image of the original painting to the group to use as you would like – with my blessing and 1 printed copy on Fine Art Paper if I choose to paint the image provided.

The accompanying picture is an example of my work. Please feel free to contact me with photos at my email address

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