Monday, July 30, 2018

ACEO Clown Portraits #41 and #42 "Morro & Jasp"



Morro & Jasp
Clown #41, #42 "Morro & Jasp", acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
(Morro) €30
(Jasp) €30

Clown #41 and Clown #42 are inspired by "Morro and Jasp", hilarious clown sisters from Toronto, Canada @morroandjasp (IG). Their characters created by Heather Marie Annis (Morro), Amy Lee (Jasp), Byron Laviolette (Director). I discovered them through Toronto Clown Festival's website and later on  I watched them on their Youtube Channel. Morro and Jasp are really funny and brilliant!  They are clowning around over the course of a decade and Recently they performed at Toronto Fringe Festival with a new show called "Morro & Jasp: Save the Date". More info at their website.

Morro & Jasp 

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Friday, July 27, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #40 "Slava Polunin"

Clown #40 "Slava Polunin", acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
€30

Clown #40 is inspired by Slava Polunin, Russia's best-known artistic clown. He is famous with his Slava's Snowshow which has been a hit in over 80 countries. I watched the DVD version of  the show on TV. It's really good and original show. Interactions with audience and the clowns was fantastic. The live version must be wonderful to watch for sure... For more info check https://slavasnowshow.com


Slava's Snow show

work in progress

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #39 "Rob Torres"

Clown #39 "Rob Torres", acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
€30

Clown #39 is a tribute to Rob Torres, R.I.P, a marvellous circus clown artist for decades used to be known as "International Man of Mirth", sadly he suddenly passed away a month ago and left the circus world in shock. This is a loss for clowns and audiences everywhere. 

Rob Torres


work in progress

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

ACEO Clown Portrait #38 "Grock"

Clown #38 "Grock", acrylic on paper, 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2018
€30

Clown #38 is homage to famous Swiss clown "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 500 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".  And there it's another place to visit for circus and clown lovers!
Gardens of "Villa Grock"
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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
€30
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 

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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
€30



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
SOLD

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
€30

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 "Flippo"

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

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
€30

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