Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Happy Holidays!

Clown - Bernard Buffet, (copy)
Acrylic on panel, 80 x 120 cm, 1994

I copied a Bernard Buffet painting for my collage finishing project about 24 years ago which was part of an assignment. I totally forgot this painting until last month when I was cleaning my mom's balcony in Istanbul. Luckily the painting is still in good condition. 

I wish a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you who supported me this year. May the joy of the season stay with you throughout 2019!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

New Linocut Print! "Flunky and his magic show"


"Flunky and his magic show" 
Limited Edition 2 colors Linocut Print, 
6" x 8", water-based ink on paper, 2018
€50


This is the 7th linocut print for "Flunky the clown" series. This linocut print artwork is  inspired by by magician clowns. I am preparing a children book with "Flunky the clown" linocut print illustrations. It wil be a fun and thoughtful book with poems for each image. You can be part of this project supporting me as sponsor on my Patreon page. I also reward my sponsors with my originals, prints and digital images depending on their support level. See more info here.


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Saturday, December 15, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #81 "Yuri"

Clown #81 "Yuri"
acrylic on paper, 
  2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018

Clown #81 is inspired by "Yuri", a Russian clown artist and producer from St. Petersburg. He is from famous Licedei Theatre. To follow him visit his @iuram17 instagram page.

work in progress

Yuri singing "Blue Canary" song at Licedei.

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Monday, December 10, 2018

SALE! ACEO PRINT Set of 80 Miniature Clown Portraits


ACEO PRINT Set of 80 Miniature Clown Portraits, 
Printed from Original Acrylic Paintings
(Free Shipping with registered mail)
Original price was €106
Now €79.50 *You save €26.50 (25%)
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 The ACEO set comes with
four packages (20 ACEOs x 4 = 80 )

Each one carefully hand-cut and numbered

ACEO PRINT SET of 80 Miniature Clown Portraits, Volume 1, 2, 3, 4 (#1 - #80) is available to ship for you!

Each ACEO Portrait is a print from my Original Clown Portrait Paintings. ACEOs printed with high quality color laser ink on heavy-weight acid-free matte paper. They measure approx. 2.5" x 3.5" which is the standard ACEO size. The backside shows number of the clown in the series.

These are prints, not the originals. Colors may vary due to monitor settings.

They can be collected, traded and make for cute little decorations in frames or on your wall! 





Sunday, December 9, 2018

ACEO Portraits Clown #79 Lolik & Clown #80 Bolik

Clown #79 "Lolik"
acrylic on paper, 2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018

Clown #80 "Bolik"
acrylic on paper, 2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018

Clown #79 Lolik, clown #80 Bolik Armenian clown duo works in Yerevan Circus. For more info visit their facebook page.



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Sunday, December 2, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #78 "Sleepy the Clown"

Clown #78 "Sleepy the Clown"
acrylic on paper, 2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018

Clown #78 is inspired by "Sleepy the Clown" aka  Charles Lauder, a professional clown, juggler, emcee, magician, balloon artist living and working on the Canadian prairies. He has been clowning around about 20 years.  He is a member of the World Clown Association and Clowns Canada. To follow him on social networks visit his instagram page.

Sleepy is a very talented balloon artist

work in progress

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Monday, November 26, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #77 "Happi the Clown"

Clown #77 "Happi the Clown " 
acrylic on paper, 2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018

Clown #77 is a tribute to "Happi the Clown" aka Ronald Williams. I came across with this sad news on a Facebook group "Clowns International"  R.I.P ,he was a wonderful clown from North Lanarkshire, Scotland.

work in progress

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #76 "Lucas Petracci"

Clown #76 "Lucas Petracci" 
acrylic on paper, 2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018

Clown #76 is inspired by a self-taught Argentine mime artist Lucas Petracci from Ascona , Switzerland. He was born in Buenos Aires. He practices the art of mime since 2011 and creates his first show at the age of 15. His passion allows him to live his art as a wonderful adventure.

Currently doing the Bachelor in arts of Theatre in the world-renowned school, “Academia de Teatro Dimitri”in Switzerland. For more info see his facebook page.


Lucas Petracci is performing

work in progress

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #75 "Palyaço Yakup"

Clown #75 "Palyaço Yakup" 
acrylic on paper, 2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
SOLD

Clown #75 is  inspired by a Turkish clown "Palyaço Yakup" who lives in Gökçeada, Turkey.  While I was doing  a research about Turkish clowns, I found a nice article  written about him some years ago by a blogger.  Yakup worked many years in the film and entertainment industry. He plays music with saw and other instruments. Now he is a retired clown who runs a Bed & Breakfast in a small island in Eagean sea.

Palyaço Yakup is playing trompet - Photo by Aykan Özener

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #74 "Richard Mimo"

Clown #74 "Richard Mimo" 
acrylic on paper, 2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018

Clown #74  inspired by passionate mime artist "Richard Mimo" (Riccardo Bisbini) from Italy . He is a freelance professional for about 5 years and influenced by the great mime Marcel Marceau.  For more info visit his facebook page.

Richard Mimo

work in progress

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Friday, November 2, 2018

ACEO Clown Portraits #72 & #73 "EZ and KoZee"

Clown #72 "EZ" 
acrylic on paper, 2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018 

Clown #73 "KoZee" 
acrylic on paper, 2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018 

ACEO Clown Portraits #72 & #73 are inspired by "EZ and KoZee", a married couple who have performed all over the world bringing family entertainment and genuine good feelings whenever they arrive. Whether creating magical moments in India, juggling and joking in Japan, thrilling crowds with musical tricks in Canada or dazzling with buoyant buffoonery across the USA, this International Clown team crosses all borders with their performances. More info at Kelly Miller Circus website

EZ & KoZee on stage


work in progress

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Monday, October 29, 2018

New Linocut Print! "Flunky and Cookie"

"Flunky and Cookie" 
Limited Edition 2 colors Linocut Print, 
6" x 8", water-based ink on paper, 2018
€50
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This is the 6th linocut print for "Flunky the clown" series. This Linocut print is  inspired by circus clowns who works with dogs. I am sharing the creative process of this linocut print on my Patreon Page with my patrons. 

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Friday, October 26, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #71 "Toto"

Clown #71 "Toto" 
acrylic on paper, 2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018 

Clown #71  inspired by a very sweet clown "Toto" (aka Toto Totopoulos) from Athens, Greece.  Clown TOTO has over 33 years in the field of children's entertainment with countless performances and also he visits children hospitals. He studied dramatic school at the Athens Conservatoire and has been involved in both television and cinema, as well as theater which is his great love. See more info at his website.

work in progress

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #70 "Ronald Burton"

Clown #70 "Ronald Burton" 
acrylic on paper, 2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018 


Clown #70 Ronald Burton is a Professional Rodeo Barrelman from Texas. Working events from Florida to Alaska Ronald is a popular painted face in the rodeo industry.  He was also featured as the main subject in an award winning documentary Man in the Can.  More info can be seen on his website.

work in progress

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

ACEO Clown Portraits Clown #68 "Bombin" & #69 "Pequitas"

Clown #68 "Bombin" 
acrylic on paper, 2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
SOLD 

Clown #69 "Pequitas" 
acrylic on paper, 2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018 
SOLD

After I painted "Clown Rayito" (#54), I found out that actually his parents are professional clowns, so decided to paint them too. Clown #68 is Rayito's father, called "Bombin" from  Mission, TX, USA. Bombin is clowning since 1984. He competed in clown conventions, worked in rodeos (teasing bulls) circuses, parties and TV as well. Clown #69 "Pequitas" is Rayito's mother, she started clowning after she got married with Bombin which is more than 20 years, motivated by the impact the clown has toward children and the smiles they get, kept her in this beautiful clowning career. 

Rayito, Bombin and Pequitas

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #67 "Clown Tonito"

Clown #67 "Clown Tonito" 
acrylic on paper, 2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018 
€30
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Clown #67 is inspired by a very talented clown " Clown Tonito" from Spain. Tony Jr. Alexis is the fifth generation of the well-known Spanish clown family Alexis. He is performing at his own shows in Germany. For more info visit his website

Clown Tonito

work in progress

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Friday, October 12, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #66 "Inky the Clown"

Clown #66 "Inky the Clown" 
acrylic on paper, 2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018 
€30

Clown #66 is inspired by a professional clown "Inky the Clown" aka Jeff Roebuck from Brandon, Mississippi, USA. Inky is clowning more than 30 years.Hobo-faced Inky's look emulates that of a world renowned clown, Emmet Kelly was known for his character clown, and remains one of Roebuck's heroes today. More info can be found at his website

Inky is juggling

Painting Inky's ACEO Portrait

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