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.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #129 "Rámper"

Clown #129 "Rámper" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
Price includes worldwide free registered mail.
€30

ACEO Clown portrait #129 is homage to "Rámper" aka Ramón Álvarez Escudero (1892 -1952)  from Spain.  Rámper was the most famous clown during Second Spanish Republic years (1931-39). His family didn't have the circus tradition, they were a humble family selling coal and he was helping the family since his childhood as photographer, tailor, carpenter... Until he met with Señor Clement, a street performer whom does acrobatics and later on he learnt to do acrobatics by training himself in a gymnasium saloon in Madrid and started in the circus business.  His brother Perico and himself  created a duo and called themselves "Los Rámper" and both started touring all around including Portugal. Unfortunately his brother died while he was training, he fell while jumping very badly breaking his column, he was only 20 years old. 

After this sad event, Rámper continue to perform solo, sometimes talking with a straw puppet which was his wife  Aurina Secades's voice. He was mixing his acrobatics with humor, magic, playing instruments. He was really famous at one point of his life. Think about it, in those years, there is no TV, internet, mobile.... only entertainment were theaters, circus and radio.  His clown face image was used on publicity ads like drink bottles, comics, figurines. He recorded his voice on slate records and also act in a movie called "Frivolinas" (1926) . He also signed a contract for a movie with German director James Bauer but right at that time Spanish Civil war stopped his artistic career. After the war he couldn't recover his fame again. Like many other clowns Rámper died very poor. In his last years of his life he tried to establish his own circus company but he had a very bad luck and he was bankrupt. He died alone in a hotel room in Sevilla in 1952. After his death for many years he was forgotten.  Until Leocadio Mejías wrote a book called " Una vida para la risa y el dolor" dedicated to Rámper in 1957.


"Rámper"

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.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #128 "Oriolo"

Clown #128 "Oriolo" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
Price includes worldwide free registered mail.
€30
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ACEO Clown portrait #128 is inspired by  a very unique clown "Oriolo"  aka  Oriol Boixader from Barcelona, Spain. Originally he studied to become a  musician to get into the show business and he started to work as a juggler,street performer, acrobat and he ended up working at circus as a clown. He worked with clowns and companies like Tortell Poltrona, Circ Cric, Circ Perillos, Comediants o Monti & Cia. At the moment he is working at famous Circus Roncalli. See his performances at his YouTube Channel

Oriol


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.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #127 "Dim Dim"

Clown #127 "Dim Dim" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
Price includes worldwide free registered mail.
PM me for the payment link. (see contact on menu)

ACEO Clown portrait #127 is inspired by a wonderful clown "Dim Dim" aka Dimitrij Schmidt from Hannover, Germany. Dimitrij Schmidt has been working as a professional clown in major German cities and communities from Cologne to Munich and Berlin for many years.  For children's birthday parties, family celebrations, corporate events and variety events, Dimitrij regularly transforms into DimDim - the lovable clown and solo entertainer is guided by traditional Russian clowning in designing his shows. Follow him on his intagram @clowndimdim

 Clown"Dim Dim" aka Dimitrij Schmidt

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.

Friday, July 12, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #126 "Gekko"

Clown #126 "Gekko" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
Price includes worldwide free registered mail.
PM me for the payment link. (see contact on menu)

ACEO Clown portrait #126 is inspired by a young sympathetic clown "Gekko" from Nagoya, Japan. He has been clowning for about 15 years . He is performing at Clown Family Pleasure -B (As of 2018, there are about 45 members. A team with only a rare clowns in Japan.) His specialties are balloon art, juggling and stilts. To know more about him see his instagram @clown_gekko


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 (4 left).

Friday, July 5, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #125 "Slops the Clown"

Clown #125 "Slops the Clown" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
SOLD
ACEO Clown portrait #125 is inspired by a very unique clown "Slops the Clown" from Victoria, Australia.  His clown character evolved as hobo and trump style clowns. He does puppet performances for about 2 years at different spots along an arts trail, where old silos have had murals painted on them by artists.  You can find him on instagram @herbertslops

Slops & Olim

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 (4 left).

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #124 "Chistirrin"

Clown #124 "Chistirrin" 
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
€30
Price includes worldwide free registered mail.
PM me for the payment link. (see contact on menu)

ACEO Clown portrait #124 is inspired by a multi-talent clown "Chistirrin" aka Marco Antonio Vega from Mexico. He plays twelve instruments, dances, sings and works as an acrobat. He is performing at Circus Roncalli for about 2 years but he was in the ring since 5 years old. His father and grandfather were clown as well. He was discovered by the circus director Bernhard Paul at a festival in Mexico, 2016.
Photo: Roncalli

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 (4 left).