Monday, March 25, 2013

More and More ACEOs

"The Babysitter"  Acrylic 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Here is a selection ofsome of the ACEOs ("for sale" versions of Art Trading Cards, original paintings which are all 2 1/2" x 3 1/2") that I've been doing since last I wrote.

My goal is to do four a week, and as I proceed I find that the challenges aren't so much with the designing, drawing, or painting as with coming up with the ideas.  It's the same problems that the "painting-a-day" painters must have.  But I'm not complaining as they are immensely fun to do. And I'm pleased with the response I'm getting on eBay.  All the money I make goes to animal charities, so it is doubly satisfying to make a sale!

The other challenge I'm finding is to resist the pressures to just paint things that I think will sell.  From a practical point of view, I'd probably be wrong anyway.  But mostly I don't want this to become a purely commercial excercise.  Yes, it's for the benefit of the animals, but it's also about my art journey and it's important to be true to that.

Bear Country, acrylic, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

"Berry Pie" acrylic, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

"Chipmunks and Hydrangeas" Acrylic, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

"Crow at Dawn"  Acrylic 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

"Moon Wolves" Acrylic, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

"Polar Harmony"  Acrylic 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

"Spring Beauty"  Acrylic 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"


  1. Hoi kaaren,
    ik ben een tijdje niet op je blog geweest,
    omdat jij ook niet na die van mij kijkt.
    maar deze schilderijtjes vind ik zo mooi ,
    vandaar ik reageer.
    prachtig hoor
    groetjes Marja

  2. Hoi Kaaren heel mooi gedaan vind het zo knap dat je dat met acryl doet ik ben beter met olie of aquarel verf lieve groetjes Danielle het zou ook leuk zijn als je op andere blogs reageert dan komen de mensen ook bij jou reageren