Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Latest news about Clown Portraits Project

Clown portraits project is advancing. At the moment I created 30 ACEO miniature clown portraits which all can be seen at my Patreon Page with work-in-progress photos. Last two months I have been posting live auctions on Ebay and 15 of Original ACEO miniature clowns bought by Ebay ACEO collectors. Also I am rewarding my "Bip the Clown" tier patron each month with two Original ACEO Clowns.

Besides the ACEOs I created a linocut print for the International event called "Print Day May 5th".  See the time-lapse video clip at my updated YouTube Channel and please don't forget to subscribe to my channel. This print is available on my ETSY ClickGallery.

"Flunky with balloons" 
Limited Edition 2 color linocut  print
Paper size 6" x 8" ( 15 x 20 cm.)
Image size 4" x 6" (12 x 12 cm.)

I finished an oil painting with a Pierrot Clown and framed it. I got inspired by 1930's Pierrot paintings which many of them take place by the sea and under the dusk or sundown scenes. This is a sad Pierrot accompanied with a little puppy by the beach where there is a ruin of an old castle. Actually this castle called Castillo de San Cristóbal is located in our island by the coast of city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The Limited Edition signed and numbered prints are available at my ETSY ClickGallery.
"Pierrot at Castillo de San Cristóbal"
Oil on canvas board, 9" x 11.5", 2018

"Pierrot at Castillo de San Cristóbal"
Limited edition signed and numbered print
8" x 10"

At the moment I am working on a Harlequin Clown oil painting and sketching for an oil pastel clown portrait artwork. All the detailed work-in-progress pictures will be shared at my Patreon. If you would like to see them simply click on "Become a Patron" and choose a tier that suits your budget. Besides sharing behind the scene pics posts on Patreon, I give rewards to my patrons. 

I think this is a great way to start collecting original and affordable artworks and supporting a living artist at the same time. Just to let you know that thanks to my patrons I recently purchased a great webcam for live streaming and I will be able to share HQ quality videoclips soon as well.

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GIVEAWAY! Printable 8 ACEO Clown Portraits

Hi, I am here today to inspire you with my Miniature ACEO Clown Portraits. 

At the moment I am editing work-in-progress videos and soon I will be uploading new clips to my YouTube Channel. 

If you would like to support me, please subscribe to my YouTube Channel and turn on the notifications button. Thanks in advance! https://www.youtube.com/user/Birsen 


A PDF file download of Printable 8 ACEO Clown Portraits - personal use only). 
Once you follow me on my Patreon Page, simply send me a message or place a comment to receive your PDF file. ( I have 2 versions A4 (EU) and Letter size (US).


*You are not obligated to become a patron on my Patreon Page for this giveaway, once you follow me you will receive only my "open to public" post e-mails. 

You can print the digital PDF file like it is without adjusting to the page (real size) with your color printer or take it to your local print shop. These are printed today with high-quality archival ink on a thick matte paper and they look really wonderful.

Have a great week!

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

What is Patreon?

Hi Everyone,

Last month I was busy creating many ACEO miniature clown portraits and an oil painting. I also launched a new Patreon Page where I am sharing now my recent artworks and preparing rewards for my new patrons. If you never heard about it, you may ask “What is Patreon”? Patreon is an online platform that allows you to “Become a Patron” (Supporter/Sponsor) for your favorite artist with a monthly subscription, and in return you receive rewards and the artist will be able to achieve his/her goals.

Starting a new painting project is a difficult process and it’s very expensive, but I believe with a little help from the people who really appreciate my artworks it can make me achieve my objectives. My first goal is to upgrade my video editing software and buy a Full HD live stream webcam and an external hard drive, so I can show my patrons a real-time artist studio experience. Thanks to my patrons, I am half way from that goal now.

I prepared a short clip with ACEO miniature clown portraits and If you like it, please subscribe to my YouTube Channel, more clips will come...

If you don't see the video click on this link : https://youtu.be/22fRQDIjIGA

These days I am learning a lot about Clowns. It’s a fascinating subject for me. Especially in cultural history there are tons of interesting information. My first oil painting in this series is about a sad clown called “Pierrot”. Pierrot has a white face and a loose white blouse with big buttons in most pictures. The character of Pierrot is very old, first he appeared in Molière’s Don Juan play in 1660 and  He showed up also on Marcel Carné’s film, Les Enfants du Paradis in 1945 and later on we saw him in literature, music and many paintings... I will talk more about Pierrot the sad clown in art history and show the progress pictures of this piece on my Patreon Page.

work in progress

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"Pierrot at Castillo de San Cristóbal", oil on canvas panel
9.5" x 12" ( 24 x 30 cm) by Birsen Ozbilge, 2018
( Limited Edition Signed Prints available here )

If you would like to support me please read my Patreon Page at https://www.patreon.com/BirsenOzbilge . Thank you very much in advance!

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