April 25, 2010

"White Persian Kitten & Ladybug"

“White Persian Kitten & Ladybug”
Original ACEO painting
2½” X 3½” – (official artist’s trading card size)
Acrylic paint & colored pencils
Strathmore paper mounted to matt board - 1/16" thick
Edges painted black & finished with acrylic varnish
April 2010
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This little white Persian kitten is making a friend on this lovely spring day. The world is so beautiful and there is so much to be discovered.

April 23, 2010

"Pink-winged Chinchilla Persian-fly"

“Pink-winged Chinchilla Persian-fly”
Original ACEO painting
2½” X 3½” – (official artists trading card size)
Acrylic paint & colored pencils
Strathmore paper mounted to matt board
Edges painted black & finished with acrylic varnish
April 2010
SOLD

There is no better time to catch a glimpse of this rare pink-winged chinchilla Persian fly then in the early spring. You can most likely find these rare creatures softly winging around your Azalea bushes. They especially love the pink variety but can be found pleasantly purring around any colored blooming Azalea bush. However they will always avoid your dogwood trees.

April 17, 2010

"Baby Tiger Stalks a Caterpillar"

“Baby Tiger Stalks a Caterpillar”
ACEO – Original painting
2½” X 3½” – (official artist’s trading card size)
Watercolor, graphite pencil, ink pen & acrylic paint
Smooth bristol board – mounted to matt board
1/16” thick – edges painted black
April 2010
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A baby tiger perfects his hunting skills as he quietly stalks a curious caterpillar.

"Little Brown Sparrow"

“Little Brown Sparrow”
ACEO – Original painting
2½” X 3½” – (official artist’s trading card size)
Watercolor, graphite pencil, ink pen & acrylic paint
Very smooth bristol board – mounted to matt board
1/16” thick – edges painted black
April 2010
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This little brown sparrow rests lazily on a small branch of a shady oak tree in the warm afternoon of a beautiful spring day.

April 16, 2010

"Hummingbird's Dream"

“Hummingbird’s Dream”
ACEO – Original painting
2½” X 3½” – (official artist’s trading card size)
Watercolor, graphite pencil, ink pen & acrylic paint
Smooth bristol board – mounted to matt board
1/16” thick – edges painted black
April 2010
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I was wondering if hummingbirds dream. And if they did dream, what would they dream about? So I painted this little ACEO of a Ruby throated Hummingbird having a beautiful dream of a garden filled with delectable delicacies.

April 9, 2010

"Colorful Western Tanager"

“Colorful Western Tanager”
Original ACEO mixed media painting
2½” X 3½” – Art Card Original
Watercolor, colored ink pens, colored pencil and acrylic on plate bristol board
Mounted to Crescent matt board – 1/16” thick
April 2010
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The colors of this bird are truly awesome. I thought that this was a good subject to try out some techniques with colored ink pens and watercolor.

This aceo painting was done (by me) in watercolor and colored pencil on plate bristol board which was then mounted to Crescent matt board and the edges were painted black for a nicer display look. Then it was finished with acrylic semi-gloss varnish.

April 1, 2010

"Hummingbird's Nest"

Original oil painting
4”X6” - OSWOA® - original small work of art
Canvas panel
Date of work - March 2010
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This small format oil painting is of a buff-bellied hummingbird caring for her young in her nest. I love the way they make their nests with very tiny things (like spider webs etc.) and then cover the nest with lichens for camouflage. This little painting is done on a very fine weave canvas covered panel which has a very nice miniature feeling. It is 4”X6” in size this size is also called an ®OSWOA which stands for “original small work of art”. It is a registered and widely collected art size.

I’ve cleaned up my hummingbird feeders and made a batch of hummingbird food for them last night. This morning I hung them outside and am now waiting for those beautiful little guys to show up. They are a source of constant entertainment for us during the spring, summer and most of the fall. We have a feeder right outside our bedroom window were we can watch them do battle over who gets to claim the feeder. We mostly have Ruby Throated hummingbirds here in Arkansas, but I have seen several other varieties when I lived in Texas and in California. This painting I did is of a buff bellied hummingbird which is mostly found in Texas.