Monday, July 15, 2013

Not Like Me!

This is a little ACEO I did about a month ago.  The subject is unlike what I usually do.  But it was an interesting challenge to try to get the effect of the water.  It took lots of layering so it's a good think I'm a patient person!  I think I did a pretty good job with the water, but perhaps the perspective on the bubbles isn't quite right.  Perhaps they shouldn't be so round since they're seen from an angle.
When I listed it on eBay I thought it had a good change of selling because I think this subject is popular.  Also, despite the question on the bubble perspective, I think I did a reasonably good job on it, although maybe the markings on the fish should have been more interesting and the colors should have been brighter.  Anyway, there were lots of watchers but no buyers, so I had to relist it.  In fact, I think I listed it four times before I sold it.  With each listing there were 4 or 5 watches, but the bidders were slow to materialize.  My sister tells me that summer can be quite a slow time for eBay and I am certainly finding it so.  Fortunately, selling them isn't the main point - it's the  joy of painting them.


  1. I think this one is perfect as it is - it reminds me of illustrations in old children's books, it has a lovely feel about it. I think you did a great job with the water!

  2. Thanks for the kind words, Sandie, and for taking a look at mhy blog. For some unknown reason - but one that you may be familiar with - just doing the art isn't quite enough. I need to talk about it too!
    Take care...