Tuesday, July 17, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #37 "Joey" aka Joseph Grimaldi

Clown #37 "Joey", acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018

Clown #37 is a homage to the late king of clowns, Joseph Grimaldi, (1778-1837), London, England. I am reading his memoirs nowadays, it's a good read to get lots of inspiration. The book was edited by famous English writer Charles Dickens. 

Grimaldi came from a family of dancers and entertainers and made his debut as a dancer at age four. For a number of years he appeared at two theatres nightly, running from one to the other. In 1806 he joined Covent Garden Theatre, where, in the pantomime Harlequin Mother Goose, he enjoyed his greatest success. In this production he created a new type of clown combining rogue and simpleton, criminal and innocent dupe in one character, a role subsequently adopted by many other English clowns. His whiteface makeup and impudent thievery became the norm for all pantomime clowns (“Joeys”) who came after.  

Picture Of Joseph Grimaldi As Clown Joey
Grimaldi is remembered today in an annual memorial service on the first Sunday in February at Holy Trinity Church in Hackney, London. The service, which has been held since the 1940s, attracts hundreds of clown performers from all over the world who attend the service in full clown costume.
From the memorial service at Holy Trinity Church 

work in progress 
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Friday, July 13, 2018

ACEO Clown portrait #36 "Tweedy"

Clown #36 "Tweedy", acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
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Tweedy Clown

Clown #36 is a brilliant clown artist called "Tweedy" from Scotland. Another instagram discovery... @tweedyclown  (IG) He is a circus clown, as well as performs in theaters an TV. Recently He is touring with Giffords Circus, A 1930s style circus currently in Windsor Great Park then moving to Stonor House near Henley-on-Thames, England. More info at his FB Page and website.


work in progress


work in progress 
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Saturday, July 7, 2018

ACEO Clown #35 “Housch-ma-Housch”

Clown #35, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018

Clown ACEO miniature portrait #35 is inspired by “Housch-ma-Housch” aka Semen Shuster @semenshuster “Housch-ma-Housch” is originally from Ukraine, he lives in Germany. I discovered him while searching clowns on instagram, Housch combines juggling, magic, dance, mime, and a whole lot of charm to create circus and cabaret acts that are inventive and memorable. For more info see his website.

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work in progress 
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Friday, July 6, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #34 "Mullet"

Clown #34, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
SOLD

ACEO Clown Portrait #34 is inspired by a zombie clown "Mullet" (Jean-Paul Mullét as @memullet in IG) from Toronto, Canada. He is absolutely hilarious and genuine clown. In his website It says “Jean-Paul Mullét was born in 1726, died in 1747, then washed up onshore 100 years later.” So that makes him 290 years old!

I discovered him through internet while I was searching information about international clown festivals. At Toronto Festival of Clowns Mullet had a show called “Mullet’s Masterclass” that he teaches about acting in a funniest way. The show was created and directed by his alter ego Allan Turner

Zombie clown "Mullet"

Anyways, I know clowns are busy with clowning around but I give them a chance and try to contact them about their little portrait paintings. Mullet was very happy when he saw his portrait, later on he shared it on his fb page saying “Look I'ma painting! Get off the wall Mona Lisa thairza nu smile in town”. That one made me happy too. Later on Mullet became my patron for supporting me on my Patreon page and he bought his portrait as well. Thanks to him, I ordered a set of miniature painting brushes this month. 

Have a great weekend to all! Keep comeback to see the new clown artworks!

work in progress 
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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #33 Genrikh

Clown #33, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018

Clown #33 is inspired by @genrikh_mitford , a circus clown artist from Russia.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #32

Clown #32, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018

Clown #32 is homage to "Flippo" aka Bob Marvin. I watched a very good documentary about him on YouTube and so that's how I discovered him. 

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Monday, July 2, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #31 Fardin

Clown #31, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018

Clown #31 Inspired by an Iranian clown @fardin.m.j (IG) He is a street performance artist.

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #30

Clown #30, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
SOLD

I got inspired by a historical Spanish clown caracter called "bufón" (jester) whom worked in the royal palace to cheer up the king and his family. More work in progress photos can be seen at my Patreon page if you become my patron. 

work in progress

Saturday, June 30, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #29 Monsuieur Momo

Let me introduce you with Monsieur Momo! He is a very talented clown artist who lives and performs in Germany. @monsieurmomo His face reminds me Stan Laurel, the great English comic actor, Isn't it very similar?

Clown #29, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018

Work in progress

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Clown #28

Clown #28, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018


Thursday, June 28, 2018

Clown #27

Clown #27, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
SOLD

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Clown #26

Clown #26, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
SOLD

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Clown #25

Clown #25, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018

Clown #25 is inspired by @rot.nas (IG) from Germany. He is a talented street performer does juggling, balloon sculpting and more...

Clown #24

Clown #24, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018

Clown #23

Clown #23, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
SOLD

Clown #22

Clown #22, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
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Clown #21 is homage to "Bip the clown" mime character by Marcel Marceau (1923-2007). 

Monday, June 25, 2018

Clown #21

Clown #21, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
SOLD

Clown #21 is homage to late famous comedian actor Robin Williams (1951-2014). 

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Clown #20

Clown #20, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
SOLD

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Clown #19

Clown #19, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
SOLD

Friday, June 22, 2018

Clown #18

Clown #18, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018

New Linocut Print! "Flunky with bubbles"

"Flunky with bubbles" 
Limited Edition 2 color linocut  print
Paper size 6" x 8" ( 15 x 20 cm.)
Image size 4" x 6" (12 x 12 cm.)
Available at ETSY ClickGallery


work in progress

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Clown #17

Clown #17, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
SOLD

Clown #16

Clown #16, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
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Clown #15

Clown #15, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
(SOLD)

Another clown from my imagination. He looks like a French clown, isn't it? 

work in progress

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Clown #14

Clown #14, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018


This little clown fella was created from my imagination. I sold many of my ACEO miniature clown portraits on Ebay auctions. But I am selling some of them for 25€ on my ETSY Shop. Another and perhaps the best way to collect these ACEO clowns is becoming my patron on my Patreon Page. At the moment I am rewarding my Kubiku Patrons for each month with an original ACEO Clown portrait, plus digital printables and access to behind the scene pictures. (It's limited with 15 patrons only, so hurry up!) 

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Clown #13

Clown #13, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
(SOLD)

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Clown #12

Clown #12, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
(SOLD)

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Clown #11

Clown #11, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
(SOLD)

Friday, June 15, 2018

Clown #10

Clown #10, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
(SOLD)

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Clown #9

Clown #9, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
(SOLD)

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Clown #8

Clown #8, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
(SOLD)

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Clown #7

Clown #7, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
(SOLD)

Monday, June 11, 2018

Clown #6

Clown #6, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
(SOLD)

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Clown #5

Clown #5, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
(SOLD)

Friday, June 8, 2018

Clown #4

Clown #4, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
(SOLD)

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Clown #3

Clown #3, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
(SOLD)


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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Clown #2

Clown #2, acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018