December 15, 2014

"Santa Bunny"

Santa Bunny
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Colored pencil & acrylic paint
Two layered pieces of illustration board
Date of work: December 2014


December 11, 2014

Forest Christmas Tree

Forest Christmas Tree
Rabbit (bunny or hare), Birds, Turtle, Ladybugs & Squirrel
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Watercolor, colored pencil, ink pen, acrylic paint
Arches hot press watercolor paper
Date of work: December 2014
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All the forest creatures are gathered together to decorate the Christmas tree with painted acorns and berry garlands.  They hope to finish their task before the snow gets heavier.


December 9, 2014

"Who, Who, Who, Merry Christmas"

“Who, Who, Who, Merry Christmas"
From the three wise Santa owls
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic paint
Archival card stock mounted to a backer
Date of work: December 2014

Santa’s 2014 Christmas cards feature his three very wise owls all saying:
“Who, Who, Who, Merry Christmas to all ……..and to all a great flight.”

December 8, 2014

Santa's Helpers - Rabbit & Bird

Santa’s Helpers
Rabbit & Bird
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic paint
Hot press watercolor paper
Date of work: December 2014
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Harvey Hare and his best friend, Wally Wren are helping Santa decorate the forest for Christmas. They are both quite pleased by their work so far and hope that Santa will be pleased too.

October 20, 2014

Halloween Triptych

 Halloween Triptych
Holy Spirit of Our Ladybugs with black cat & pumpkins
Small Format Painting - Size: 3” X 5”
Watercolor & acrylic paint.
Illustration in three columns using four strips of heavy matt
drawing paper mounted to black matt board
Date of work: October 2014
5”X7” black matt with foam core backer included
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I wanted this illustration to resemble stained glass, so I used 3 columns or panel strips consisting of four different sized pieces of artist’s heavy matt surfaced drawing paper mounted to a piece of 3”X 5” black matt board. The painting is done in watercolor and ballpoint ink pen with acrylic accents and is finished with a matt acrylic varnish.  To complete the design, it comes matted in a 5”X7” black matt with a backer. 


October 7, 2014

Halloween Design 2014



Halloween Design 2014
Jack-O-Lantern & Fall Leaves
Small Format Painting - Size: 3 X 5”
Watercolor & acrylic paint.
Arches 140lb watercolor paper mounted to black matt board
Date of work: October 2014
5”X7” black matt with foam core backer included
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It’s time for the Great Pumpkin to rest his chin on the back fence with anticipation of Halloween Eve.



September 30, 2014

Bluebirds in the Berry Bushes

Bluebirds in the Berry Bushes
Original small format painting
Watercolor, ink pen & acrylic paint
Arches 300lb watercolor paper
Paper size: 3¾”X5½”
Date of work: September 2014
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September 29, 2014

Sharing the Nectar

Sharing the Nectar
Small Format Painting - Size: 3¾” X 5½”
Watercolor & acrylic paint
Arches 300lb heavy weight hot press paper
Date of work: September 2014

There is an abundance of delicious nectar left in this feeder, indeed so much so that this hummingbird sees no problem in sharing it with his friend, Ms. Ladybug.

The Ladybug Hunt

The Ladybug Hunt
Small Format Painting - Size: 3¾” X 5½”
Watercolor, pastel pencil, colored pencil & acrylic paint
Stonehenge 140lb drawing paper
Date of work: August 2014

I think these ladybugs are just too busy with these delicious flowers to notice the watching eyes that are following their every move.  “Look out ladybugs, go on home now, and quickly!”

The Spirits of Autumn

The Spirits of Autumn
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic paint
Strathmore Illustration board
Date of work: September 2014
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In the wee evening light you might make out soft movements in the flower bed. If you are very perceptive and observant you may get a glimpse of the newborn autumn spirits just taking form while quickly hiding in the shadows to await Halloween.

August 26, 2014

Summer Tanager & Bee

 Summer Tanager & Bee
Small Format Painting - Size: 3½” X 5½”
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic paint
Smooth artist’s bristol board
Date of work: August 2014
5”X7” matt with foam core backer included
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After dinning on the luscious nectar of delicate summer flowers, this bee turns to go back to the hive and there is a big red summer tanager.  Oh dear, I hope he will be faster on the get away than the tanager is in the chase.

I like to send my original art works done on paper in matts with foam core backers for extra protection in the mail. These matts are ones that I have leftover from my previous art shows so they are not all new and some have been altered with paint to better match the works. They will fit into standard sized frames or they can be easily removed for your own custom re-matting.  There is no extra charge for the matt; it is free of charge to the buyer as long as they last.

August 23, 2014

Mouse Bouquet

 Mouse Bouquet
Original miniature painting
2” – (image size)
2¼” square – (overall)
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic paint
Strathmore drawing paper mounted to black mat board
August 2014
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I love to make tiny little paintings.  Recently I have made a batch of four miniatures that I hope you will enjoy. This is one of the four listed miniature paintings. The image portion was painted on a piece of Strathmore 100% cotton rag drawing paper and is 2” square in size using watercolor, colored pencil and acrylic paint. Then I mounted it to a piece of mat board (2”square) and painted it with black acrylic on front, back and the edges.  I wrote the information on the back and finished the entire piece (front and back) with acrylic varnish. (see photos)


August 22, 2014

Snail & Ladybug

 Snail & Ladybug
Original miniature painting
2” X 2½” – (overall)
1½” X 2” – (image size)
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic paint
Bristol board mounted to black mat board
August 2014

I love to make tiny little paintings.  Recently I have made a batch of four miniatures that I hope you will enjoy. This is one of the four listed miniature paintings. The image portion was painted on a piece of artist bristol board and is 1½” X 2” in size. Then I mounted it to a piece of mat board (2” X 2½” in size) and painted it with black acrylic on front, back and the edges.  I wrote the information on the back (see my photos) and finished the entire piece (front and back) with acrylic varnish.


Happy Flower

 Happy Flower
Original miniature painting
2¼” – (overall)
1⅞” – (image size)
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic paint
Bristol board mounted to black mat board
August 2014
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I love to make tiny little paintings.  Recently I have made a batch of four miniatures that I hope you will enjoy. This is one of the four listed miniature paintings. The image portion was painted on a piece of artists bristol board and is 1⅞” square in size. Then I mounted it to a piece of mat board (a tiny bit bigger than 2¼” square) and painted it with black acrylic on front, back and the edges.  I wrote the information on the back and finished the entire piece (front and back) with acrylic varnish.


August 21, 2014

Curious Bunny

Curious Bunny
Original miniature painting
1” – (image size)
1½ – (overall)
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic paint
Heavy weight drawing paper mounted to painted mat board
August 2014
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I love to make tiny little paintings.  Recently I have made a batch of four miniatures that I hope you will enjoy. This one is the smallest.  The image portion was painted on a 90lb piece of heavy weight drawing paper and is only one inch square in size. Then I mounted it to a piece of mat board and painted a matching design all around the edges.  I wrote the information on the back and finished the entire piece (front and back) with acrylic varnish.

I love tiny things.  I don't know why.  But I don't care why.  I just love little original art. Hope you do to.