November 8, 2012

"Sleeping Blue Mouse"

“Sleeping Blue Mouse”
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Watercolor & Casein paint
140lb watercolor print paper
Date of work: November 2012
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There is something about a sweet cuddled up sleeping mouse that I like.  I have used this idea in many of my paintings. Here I have repeated this concept again but I made the sleeping mouse blue this time.  He must be cold and that is why he has curled up in the warm sun lit leaves.

 I took a small portion of one of my previous designs and printed it mirrored on some 140lb Moab print paper.  Then using opaque watercolor and casein print I completely painted over the print changing many things and adding new elements thus I have created a new and completely different original aceo painting that I hope you will enjoy.  It has been finished with acrylic varnish.

November 5, 2012

"Dream-scape" - Cat & Mouse

“Dream-scape”- Cat & Mouse
Original Small Format Painting
Acrylic paint, watercolor and colored pencil
On toned Stonehenge paper
Paper size: 5¼X 7¼”
Outside of matt: 8”X10”
Opening in matt: 5”X7”
Date of work: October 2012
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Sometimes I see my cat laying so still gazing off into the distance and I wonder what he could be thinking about.  I think it must be about some sort of strange dreamy cat fantasy that I couldn't possibly understand or relate to as a human.  But on the other hand, maybe he’s just wondering if there is anything new in his bowl.