Friday, May 15, 2020

ACEO Clown Portrait #169 "Dr. Gonzo"

Clown #169  "Dr. Gonzo"
acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2020

ACEO Clown Portrait #169 is inspired by a very funny hospital clown "Dr. Gonzo" aka Robb Preskins from Whitman, Massachusetts, US. Robb Preskins is a founding member since 1995 and former supervisor in Laughter League. Graduate of Ringling Bros, and Barnum & Bailey Circus Clown College. Seven-year veteran Performer, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston. Disneyland Performer. Comedy Magician and Juggler who has toured through New England performing in schools, libraries, and festivals. During quarantine days Dr. Gonzo is performing online with his fellow Laughter League clown friends. See this YouTube link

"Dr. Gonzo"

work in progress

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

ACEO Clown Portrait #168 "Doc Skeeter"

Clown #168  "Doc Skeeter"
acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2020

ACEO Clown Portrait #168 is inspired by an amazing hospital clown "Doc Skeeter" aka Jay Stewart from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Jay Stewart never been in the circus when he was growing up in and around Atlanta. He had a much more serious career in mind when he enrolled at West Georgia College in Carrollton to study journalism. He changed his major to theater after taking a theater appreciation course in the 90's. After 10 weeks of learning slapstick techniques, acrobatics and makeup techniques at Clown College, he was hired by Ringling Bros for its traveling show. He rode the circus train across the country for two years, performing 500 shows a year. He performed in Kinoshita Circus, Japan, and AEMI Clown Festivals, China. Clown Coach, Circus Smirkus. He is instructor in RBB&B Clown College, and NY Goofs Ultimate Clown School. Camp Clown, Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. He is the Team Supervisor in Laughter League.

"Doc Skeeter"  with Dr. Bafu

work in progress

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Monday, April 27, 2020

ACEO Clowns #166 & #167 "Dr. Slappy & Dr. Monday"

ACEO Clowns #166 & #167 "Dr. Slappy & Dr. Monday"
acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2020

ACEO portraits of a fantastic clown duo "Dr. Slappy & Dr. Monday".   ACEO Clown #166 Dr. Slappy aka Tiffany Riley was the first woman clown to be featured in The Big Apple Circus in NYC, and has performed in circuses, festivals and theaters worldwide with partner Dick Monday. She co-founded The Foundation for Laughter and leads the Laughter League Medical Clown Program. She holds a BFA in Acting from New York University, and recently completed her Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. In 2019, she published her first book, Beyond the Red Nose. 

ACEO Clown #167  Dr. Monday  aka Dick Monday was the director of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College where he recruited and trained clowns. As He has toured the world as a circus clown, He is a critically acclaimed theater director who utilizes his knack for physical comedy and humor to bring a unique voice to the productions he directs. He co-founded the NY Goofs and is Artistic Director of Laughter League.

Laughter League clowns performs at Boston Children’s Hospital, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Cook Children’s Medical Center, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. At the moment due to pandemic situation "Dr. Slappy & Dr. Monday" performing online. See their website


"Dr. Slappy & Dr. Monday"



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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

ACEO CLOWN PORTRAIT #31 "Fardin" Time-lapse Acrylic Painting


Hi everyone! I found a recording footage that I haven't had time to edit before. Now, I am spending more time at home. I will try to upload more videos. Today I am sharing a time-lapse video of an ACEO miniature acrylic painting. ACEO Clown Portrait #31 is inspired by an Iranian clown @fardin.m.j (IG) He is a street performance artist. #Staysafestayathome

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Alla Prima Oil painting time-lapse Clown Grock



I am sharing today an Alla Prima Oil Painting o the famous Swiss clown Grock.  "Grock", Charles Adrien Wettach (1880-1959). He was also composer and musician. Called "the king of clowns", "the greatest of Europe's clowns" and once the most highly paid entertainer in the world. 

At fourteen Adrien joined the circus career as a magician, acrobat and mansnake. He left this environment after some time to devote himself to various activities and to setup a Duo named Alfredianos, with a clown named Alfredo, during his expat experience in Hungary. This duo performed with the Crateil circus for two years. Adrien then went to France, in the circus Barracetta, to start with, and as a cashier in the Swiss National Circus. He became a master in every circus specialty (contortion, juggling, balancing, acrobatics, horseback riding) and revealed considerable musical skills learning to play a surprisingly high number of instruments: piano, violin, clarinet, saxophone, accordion, trombone, xylophone, etc. In 1903 he teamed with another eccentric musician, Marius Galante, a.k.a. Brick, and took his nickname, Grock.  

At the top of his career Grock purchased a magnificant 50 rooms house in Imperia,  Italy in the '20's for summer vacations and named it as "Villa Grock". When he retired in 1954 he decided to live in this house permanently and later on he died in this house. Today, his house is a museum called "Museo del Clown".

*At the moment I won't be able to sell the original artwork. Because I do not trust the post office service due to pandemic related issues. But  HQ quality digital image file of the finished artwork is available for all my Patrons in Patreon. 


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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

ACEO Clown Portrait #165 "Marco Mariani"

Clown #165  "Marco Mariani"
acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2020

ACEO Clown Portrait #165 is inspired by a wonderful circus clown "Marco Mariani" from Paris, France. Mariani started to perform at very early age while  he was 2 years old with his grandfather in the circus. He studied at Accademia D'Arte Circense, Verona, Italy. His wife Stefania Gottani is Antipodist and Hi Ring Act performer in circus.  He works at Circus Maximum. You can watch his YouTube clip to see his performance in this link.

"Marco Mariani"

work in progress


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