September 28, 2008

"Pumpkin Carving Mice"

“Pumpkin Carving Mice” - SOLD
Miniature ACEO painting
2½” X 3½”

Every year I just have to get one of those little mini pumpkins from the grocery store, and this year was no different. When I brought it home and placed it in my studio, I started to wonder what small creature could possibly carve this little mini pumpkin into a Jack-O-Lantern. Then the answer came to me……………….!

I painted this ACEO miniature using acrylic paint and graphite pencil on gesso treated Arches 300lb hot press watercolor paper, and finished it with a thin coat of acrylic varnish. The edges are painted black for a nice finished look.

September 24, 2008

"After the Ride"


“After the Ride”
Miniature Painting
ACEO 2½” X 3½”

After their exciting Halloween ride, they all settled down for some well needed rest. With Miss Witch asleep in her bed, they cuddled among her shoes, hat and stockings with beautiful dreams in their heads of Halloween moonlight skies.

I did this original ACEO painting using acrylic paint and graphite pencil on gesso treated Arches 300lb hot press watercolor paper, and finished with a thin coat of acrylic varnish. The edges are painted black for a nice finished look.

September 17, 2008

"The Halloween Ride"

“The Halloween Ride”
Miniature ACEO painting 2½” X 3½”
Acrylic on 300lb watercolor paper

When Miss Witch said it would be OK to come along, but you will have to hang on tight, she really meant it!

I did this original ACEO painting in acrylic paint on gesso treated Arches 300lb hot press watercolor paper, and finished it with acrylic varnish in September of 2008. I really like the feeling of my paint on this gessoed watercolor paper. The paint doesn’t absorb into the paper as much, which allows me to paint in transparent layers with the acrylic paint.

"Can We Go Too?


“Can We Go Too?”
Miniature ACEO painting
2½” X 3½”

When they saw that Miss Witch was going for a ride on her broomstick, they asked if they could come along too.

I did this original ACEO painting in acrylic paint and graphite pencil on gesso treated Arches 300lb watercolor paper and finished it with acrylic varnish. The edges are painted black for a nice finished look.

September 15, 2008

Purple Witch, Black Cat and Moon

“Purple Witch
Black Cat and Moon”

ACEO 2½”X3½” original miniature

I created this original ACEO in watercolor and colored pencils on Arches 300lb watercolor paper and finished with acrylic varnish in September of 2008. The edges are painted black for a nice finished look.

September 5, 2008

"The Great Pumpkin"

“The Great Pumpkin”
ACEO - 2½” X 3½”

Miniature Painting

It’s getting close to fall.
In pumpkin patches everywhere “The Great Pumpkin” is busy making appearances to all creatures that happen to stroll into the patch. He is inspiring them with tales of delight and creepy, scary Halloween stories. Keep watch, and be aware!

I did this original ACEO art using watercolor and colored pencils on Stonehenge paper and finished with a thin coat of acrylic varnish.
September 2008