Sunday, August 18, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #134 "Faust" aka Chris Herren

Clown #134 "Faust" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
RESERVED

ACEO Clown portrait #134 is inspired by a very unique pantomime artist "Faust" as Chris Herren from San Francisco, US.  He performs a magic show similar to a bygone era of vintage style and he combines it with classical  pantomime act. His show is inspired by the 1920’s parlor theater.  To see more about him check his fb page here. Also you can follow him on instagram @chrisherren_as_faust 

Faust is performing

work in progress

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #133 Wolfgang Konerding

Clown #133 Wolfgang Konerding
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
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€30
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ACEO Clown portrait #133 is inspired by very sympathetic and talented  Wolfgang Konerding from Münster, Germany.  Wolfgang is clowning around for 30 years. He does classic clowning with lots of music, dance and acrobatics, also a walk-Act's as a bicycle clown with the colorful clown bike with show program in "open air" circus ring called "Clown Fidelidad". I came across with him on his instagram page @wolfgangkonerding See more info at his website here.

Wolfgang Konerding

work in progress

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #132 "Monti"

Clown #132 "Monti" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
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This week is international clown week. I wanna say Happy clown week to all my clown friends! I painted a new ACEO clown portrait. ACEO clown #132 is a homage to a very talented and unique clown "Monti" Joan Montanyès (1965-2013) from Barcelona, Spain. I watched his performances on YouTube, he was truly genuine clown artist. Monti was the son of a theater director Josep Montanyès. He studied classical music in the conservatory in Barcelona. He started to his career in musical productions in the early 90' and later on he became a clown working with Tortell Poltrona and they founded "Banda Clown". In 1996 he founded his own comedy production company "Monti & Cia" collaborating with Oriol Boixader, Jordi Martínez, Domènec de Guzmán, Fulgenci Mestres y Pipo Sosmhis. In 2001 he was awarded el Premio Max of circus. He worked at el Circo Italiano, el Circo Raluy and el circo alemán Circus Roncalli, where he performed as Monti & Cia with Oriol Boixader y Fulgenci Mestres.(Oriol and Gensi, I painted their portraits).  Unfortunately Monti died at very young age a cause of a cancer. He was a father of 4 kids. You can watch him on YouTube on this link.

Monti

Painting Monti

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Friday, July 26, 2019

New Linocut Print! "Bip the Clown" (Marcel Marceau)

"Bip the Clown" 
Limited Edition Linocut Print, 
6" x 8", water-based ink on paper, 2019
€50
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There is no doubt that Marcel Marceau (1923 –2007) is considered the world's greatest contemporary mime artist and a true legend. He once said "Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us all without words?" Marceau created many personalities. The most famous of these is probably "Bip the clown". I was fortunate to see his performance in 2007 shortly before he passed away. He was 84 years old/young and so dynamic and marvelous on the stage. If you haven't seen his mime performance watch it here at this link. This linocut I created is homage to him and his legacy. I hope you like it.

"Bip the Clown" (Marcel Marceau)


Prints are available at my ETSY shop ClickGallery

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #131 "Tutu the Clown"

Clown #131 "Tutu the Clown" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
SOLD
ACEO Clown portrait #131 is inspired by a very pretty and sweet "Tutu the Clown"  from Gran Falls, New Brunswick, Canada. Tutu is specialized for face painting and balloon art and glitter tattoos. See her instagram @tututheclown

Tutu the clown

work in progress

Join me on Patreon and Become a Patron! That means you will be supporting my ACEO miniature clown portraits project and at the same time, you will have the chance to collect all the clown portraits. If you choose "Doodly" tier, each month you will receive an HQ PDF file of 8 ACEO Clown portraits and you will have access to Patron only posts, before they published anywhere else with step-by-step work in progress pics and discount on my ETSY shop ClickGallery. If you want more, see limited "Bip the Clown" Tier.

Monday, July 22, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #130 "Hollino"

Clown #130 "Hollino" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
SOLD

ACEO Clown portrait #130 is inspired by a young and enthusiastic clown " Hollino"  Greifswald, Germany.  He has been performing as a clown for last 9 years but he started in the show biz since 6 years old, mostly in magic shows. In 2018 He had his debut as a clown in the ring, at  his own circus called "Pautzingers Showcircus"  and  then at Christmas in the 5th "Müritzer Weihnachtszirkus" where he is going back to perform this year.  See more at his instagram @the_great_pautzinger 

Hollino

work in progress

Join me on Patreon and Become a Patron! That means you will be supporting my ACEO miniature clown portraits project and at the same time, you will have the chance to collect all the clown portraits. If you choose "Doodly" tier, each month you will receive an HQ PDF file of 8 ACEO Clown portraits and you will have access to Patron only posts, before they published anywhere else with step-by-step work in progress pics and discount on my ETSY shop ClickGallery. If you want more, see limited "Bip the Clown" Tier.