October 28, 2010

"Birdbrain"

“Birdbrain”
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” –official aceo size
Oil paint over an acrylic under painting
On a fine weave aceo size canvas hardboard panel - ⅛” thick
Finished with artists oil retouch varnish
Edges painted for nice display without frame
Sent in a ridged clear plastic holder
October 2010
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There is something on my mind, but I can’t quite see what it is.
Some days are like that.  Actually lots of days are like that.

October 22, 2010

"Candy Corn Mouse"

“Candy Corn Mouse”
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” –official aceo size
Acrylic paint on a fine weave canvas panel - ⅛” thick
Finished with artists acrylic varnish
Edges painted for nice display without frame
Sent in a ridged clear plastic holder
October 2010
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Halloween is just around the corner which means there will be an abundant crop of candy corn this year and no one enjoys candy corn more than this little harvest mouse.

OK, I just HAD to do one more Halloween ACEO.  I found some left over candy corn in my candy container way up on the shelf in the pantry and it inspired me to do this little painting.  The only trouble was that I kept eating the model that I was using for the candy corn piece. Fortunately I had several pieces that lasted long enough to complete my painting secession.  Enjoy! (I know that I did.)

October 21, 2010

"Cat, Wildflower & Ladybug"

“Cat, Wildflower & Ladybug”
Original painting
4”X4” – Small Format
Oil paint on a 4”X4” canvas panel - ⅛” thick
Edges painted black for nice display without a frame
October 2010
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This lovely blue-eyed cat has discovered a curious creature resting on the soft petals of a pastel wildflower.  Is it friend or foe? Or is it something good to eat?

October 18, 2010

"Magnolia Metitation"

“Magnolia Meditation”
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” –official aceo size
Oil paint on a fine weave canvas panel - ⅛” thick
Finished with artists oil retouch varnish
Edges painted black for nice display without frame
Sent in a ridged clear plastic holder
October 2010
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A little black and white kitten is surrounded by pink magnolias.

In this little painting I was generally interested in the repetition of similar shapes and the contrast of light and shadow.  It was a nice little meditation.

October 15, 2010

"Looking for Mr. Mouse"

“Looking for Mr. Mouse”
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” –official aceo size
Oil paint on a fine weave canvas panel - ⅛” thick
Finished with artists oil retouch varnish
Edges painted black for nice display without frame
Sent in a ridged clear plastic holder
October 2010
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Mr. Mouse is hiding and I don’t think that the cat sees him yet.  He might just walk on by and give Mr. Mouse a chance to escape.

October 13, 2010

"Blue Night Heron"

“Blue Night Heron”
Original ACEO painting
2½” X 3½” – official aceo size - ⅛” thick
Acrylic paint, colored ink pen and markers
On grid paper mounted to hardboard (Masonite)
Finished with acrylic semi-gloss varnish
The edges are painted black for a nice display without a frame.
October 2010
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I love to sketch on grid paper.  I liked this sketch so much that I cut it out and mounted it to one of my aceo sized hardboard supports and finished it with colored markers, ink pens and acrylic paint.

Please note: There is a little dent in the middle of this piece, but it is not very big and hardly noticeable. In my opinion this does not affect the look of the finished art at all.

October 6, 2010

"Frog Prince & Snail Steed"

“Frog Prince & Snail Steed”
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – official aceo size
Artist’s acrylic paint
Canvas hardboard panel – ⅛” thick
Edges painted black - story included
October 2010
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Halloween Story:
Once upon a Halloween evening there was a very handsome prince riding through the woods on his beautiful white steed.  All of a sudden a witch appeared in front of him and asked the Halloween question: “Trick or Treat?”  Since he didn’t happen to have any treats with him he had to answer: “Trick”.
So the wicked witch turned him into a golden frog and his horse into a candy corn snail. Then she gave each a new hat to remember her by and flew away in the sunset on her broomstick.

October 4, 2010

"On the Edge"

“On the Edge”
Cat & Mouse
Acrylic paint on hardboard
6”X6” - ⅛” thick
October 2010
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On the very edge of the table the Cat has trapped a mouse; however he sees two other mice outside under the bushes and he wonders if he should let this one go and try to get the two outside.  This cat is very greedy and the mouse knows that he will soon be free.
Is a mouse in the paw worth two in the bushes?  That seems to depend on if you are the cat or the mouse.