April 25, 2011

"Sniffing the Lilacs"

“Sniffing the Lilacs”
Original ACEO painting
2½” X 3½” – official aceo size
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic paint
Bristol board
April 2011
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There is nothing quite like taking time off in the spring to sniff the lilacs.

This little aceo painting was done in watercolor, colored pencil and acrylic paint on 2ply bristol board.  It was given a couple coats of acrylic varnish for protection and will be sent to you in a clear sleeve inside a clear ridged holder.

April 23, 2011

"Baby Chickens"

“Baby Chickens”
Original ACEO painting
2½” X 3½” – official aceo size
Watercolor, colored pencil, ink pen & acrylic paint
Bristol board
April 2011
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Baby chickens are in my yard telling chicken stories and sharing chicken secrets.

This little aceo painting was done in watercolor, colored pencil, ink pen and acrylic paint for accents on 2ply bristol board.  It was given a couple coats of acrylic varnish for protection and will be sent to you in a clear sleeve inside a clear ridged holder.

April 22, 2011

"Substitute Easter Bunny"

“Substitute Easter Bunny”
Original ACEO painting
2½” X 3½” – official aceo size
Watercolor, colored pencil, ink pen & acrylic paint
Bristol board
April 2011
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For this Easter aceo painting the “real” Easter Bunny was busy so I got a substitute to stand in as a model.

This little aceo painting was done in watercolor, colored pencil and ink pen on 2ply bristol board.  It was given a couple coats of acrylic varnish for protection and will be sent to you in a clear sleeve inside a clear ridged holder.

April 12, 2011

"More Spring Chickens"

“More Spring Chickens”
Original ACEO painting
2½” X 3½” – official aceo size
Watercolor & colored pencil
Arches watercolor paper
April 2011
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And still the spring chickens just keep coming; and in all different colors and sizes too.  There seems to be so many different kinds this year and they are all wearing the nicest looking hats.

This theme seems to be a favorite of mine this year. Every time I paint another chicken it looks different. Who know that painting chickens could be so much fun? Ha!
This little aceo painting was done in watercolor with colored pencil accents.  It was given a couple coats of acrylic varnish for protection and will be sent to you in a clear sleeve inside a clear ridged holder.

April 11, 2011

"Easter Bonnets"

“Easter Bonnets”
Original 4”X6” small format painting
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic paint
Arches watercolor paper
April 2011
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In the spring grass at the edge of the thicket the “girls” gather to show off their new Easter bonnets.

I used colored pencil and watercolor to work up the composition and then switched to acrylic paint to finish this small format 4”X6” painting. It was given a couple coats of acrylic varnish for protection and will be sent to you in a clear sleeve sandwiched between cardboards and protected from moisture.

April 7, 2011

"Spring Critter Stack"

“Spring Critter Stack”
Original small format painting
Paper size: 3¼”X5¼”
Window in matt: 3”X5”
Outside of matt: 5”X7”
Acrylic with pen and ink
Strathmore tinted charcoal paper
Mounted to heavy weight watercolor paper
Matted in a 5”X7” single black matt
April 2011
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While munching on some new spring vegetation Oscar Bunny noticed that he had a young chicken on his head wearing a ladybug hat. It might be a delusion, spring fever or just his imagination.

Stacking animals seems to be some kind of theme with me.  Every so often I just have to draw and paint an animal stack. I don’t know why; I just like to do it.
I started this small format painting by drawing the design out with colored pencil and pen and ink on a piece of Strathmore tinted charcoal paper and then I mounted this paper to a heavier weight watercolor paper for strength and finished it with acrylic paint.
This little painting comes to you matted in a 5”X7” black matt with a foam core backer. If you would rather matt it into your own matt, it is easily removed.

April 1, 2011

"Bunny Bonnet"

“Bunny Bonnet”
Original ACEO painting
2½” X 3½” – official aceo size
Watercolor, acrylic & colored pencil
Arches watercolor paper
April 2011
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Ms. Beasley Bunny downs her new spring bonnet before going out.

I used watercolor and colored pencil to work up the composition and then switched to acrylic paint to finish this little aceo painting. It was given a couple coats of acrylic varnish for protection and will be sent to you in a clear sleeve inside a clear ridged holder.