September 30, 2011

"Autumn Nap"

“Autumn Nap”
A mouse takes a nap on an autumn leaf
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – official aceo size
Media – artist’s oil paint
Support - Aceo sized hardboard panel
Date of work – September 2011
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A gentle breeze is blowing and there is a crisp feeling in the air.  What a perfect time for taking a peaceful nap on a soft yellow leaf.

September 28, 2011

"Halloween Offering"

“Halloween Offering”
Pumpkin, Mouse & Candy Corn
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – official aceo size
Media – artist’s oil paint
Support - Aceo sized hardboard panel
Date of work – September 2011
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It’s about time to begin thinking about making your offering to “the great pumpkin”.  A hand delivered yummy piece of candy corn is just perfect to insure plenty of treats this year with no tricks involved.

"Lunch under the Pines"

“Lunch under the Pines”
Mouse eating pine nuts
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – official aceo size
Media – artist’s oil paint
Support - Aceo sized canvas hardboard panel (¼" thick)
Date of work – September 2011
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There's nothing quite as yummy as a nice pine nut lunch under the shade of the pine branches.

September 27, 2011

Encounter in the Woods

“Encounter in the Woods”
Original 3¼”X5¼” painting
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic paint
Artist’s sketch paper mounted to card stock
5”X7” single black matt with foam core backer included
September 2011
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“He came into the world in the middle of the thicket, in one of those little, hidden forest glades which seem to be entirely open but are really screened in on all sides.  There was very little room in it, scarcely enough for him and his mother........."
(but later he began to explore more of his world and met other creatures living in his woods)

This last month I have been doing some reading and among other things I happened to pick up a copy of the original version of “Bambi”.  And it is such a wonderful book. It is called “Bambi – A Life in the Woods”, by Felix Salten.  Although there are very similar elements in it as the Disney version, the actual story is much more fascinating. I loved it and recommend this book to all ages.
This has also inspired me to do some things with deer and creatures of the woods.

The total paper size of this painting is approximately 3¼”X5¼”.
The opening in the matt is 3”X5”.
The outside of the matt is 5”X7”
It is ready for a 5”X7”frame.