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COPENHAGEN CARNIVAL 2014

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Prior to today, I had never been to a carnival, but pictures from Rio always used to make me wonder when I would get a chance to take pictures at a carnival. When I heard Copenhagen had its own annual carnival, I jumped at the opportunity to photograph this wonderful festival of colour, dance and music. The Copenhagen Carnival is an annual carnival event taking place in Fælledparken and on the streets of Copenhagen, for three days (Friday-Sunday) during the Whitsun Holiday. Over the years it has developed into the largest Danish festival for World music with 120 bands, 2000 dancers and more than 100,000 spectators participating. (Source: Wikipedia.org)

The main Copenhagen Carnival Parade takes place on Saturday, moving from Kongens Nytorv to The City Hall Square along the pedestrian street Strøget. The day after, the parade is repeated in Fælledparken, leading up to the final evening of celebrations. This saturday I planned to be in Stroget to witness the parade as it moved through…

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A Day In The Park In Auguste – Two Clown Watercolor

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2013-03-03 20.50.10

Hello Fellow Clown Lovers,

Clowns – I love them!  I love to paint bright, colorful, happy images and clowns fit right in with that.

I have painted clowns for several years.  Until recently I focused on painting them in Acrylics on canvas, but I have renewed my love of Watercolor and I am currently working on a series of paintings that incorporates great clowns (most of whom I have made friends with on Facebook) and watercolor.  Since the watercolor series  is new and not well know I have the luxury of selling these paintings at a  pretty reasonable price.

I came across this cute image while looking thru some great photos that Beth Grimes and John Sayre AKA  “JP Ballyhoo”  had taken one afternoon while clowning around… I fell in love with the image.  This has 2 clowns and would not fit in my 9 X 12 painting size so…

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Final Art: The Joker 30×40

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Just realized I never posted the final image of The Joker (Cesar Romero). Sketching out a Batman piece to compliment this one.The JokerIn other news, I’ve been banging away at a massive project in the vi of that infamous WWF poster. BEWARE, Asbury Park Comic Con!

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Clownvis the King of Clowns: Is it Tribute?

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EL SEGUNDO, CA.  The Elvis subculture is a diverse population of fans, producers/managers, and entertainers.  These are people, individuals, whose varying degrees of admiration for Elvis Presley seek to take part in his legacy.  Mike Leahy is one of those individuals who has carved out his niche in the Elvis subculture as Clownvis the King of Clowns.

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It is easy to make a quick judgment about Leahy’s alter ego.  Is it tribute?  Is it just an act?  Is it disrespectful?  I had my reservations about Clownvis the King of Clowns when I met him at the Is Elvis in El Segundo? contest at the Rock & Brews restaurant.  I asked him if he was an Elvis fan and he said, yes, then stated his upper left arm adorns a large Elvis tattoo I didn’t ask to see.  He would have had to strip down his jumpsuit.  So, I dug a little deeper and…

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Rare & Vintage: A Neon Sword Swallower’s Sideshow Banner

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The Many Faces of the Great Bill Gillespie

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2013-03-03 20.50.10

I am reposting this interview with The Great Bill Gillespie which I posted back in July 2013.  I have since had the pleasure of painting his image as “Be-Real-Son” as Watercolor Clown #15 in my series and will post a follow up post to this blog post with the progression of his painting.

Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to a great clown from the Jacksonville Florida area.  He has many different faces of which he has provided photos for us to see. So let’s get to know Mr. Bill  Gillespie – A.K.A. “Toe-Knee” the Italian Clown, “Dr. OH-NO”, “The Honorable Be-Real-Son”, “Box Car Billy” and “Flowers” the clown.

Box Car Billy

1. How long have you been a clown?

I have been a clown since 1991

2. Who inspired you to become a clown?

I was inspired by a clown by the name of “Rainbow the Clown”.  I was…

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