September 30, 2014

Bluebirds in the Berry Bushes

Bluebirds in the Berry Bushes
Original painting by Lynn Bonnette
Watercolor, ink pen and acrylic paint

September 29, 2014

The Ladybug Hunt

The Ladybug Hunt
Small Format Painting - Size: 3¾” X 5½”
Watercolor, pastel pencil, colored pencil & acrylic paint
Stonehenge 140lb drawing paper
Date of work: August 2014

I think these ladybugs are just too busy with these delicious flowers to notice the watching eyes that are following their every move.  “Look out ladybugs, go on home now, and quickly!”

August 26, 2014

Summer Tanager & Bee

 Summer Tanager & Bee
Small Format Painting - Size: 3½” X 5½”
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic paint
Smooth artist’s bristol board
Date of work: August 2014
5”X7” matt with foam core backer included
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After dinning on the luscious nectar of delicate summer flowers, this bee turns to go back to the hive and there is a big red summer tanager.  Oh dear, I hope he will be faster on the get away than the tanager is in the chase.

I like to send my original art works done on paper in matts with foam core backers for extra protection in the mail. These matts are ones that I have leftover from my previous art shows so they are not all new and some have been altered with paint to better match the works. They will fit into standard sized frames or they can be easily removed for your own custom re-matting.  There is no extra charge for the matt; it is free of charge to the buyer as long as they last.

August 23, 2014

Mouse Bouquet

 Mouse Bouquet
Original miniature painting
2” – (image size)
2¼” square – (overall)
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic paint
Strathmore drawing paper mounted to black mat board
August 2014
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I love to make tiny little paintings.  Recently I have made a batch of four miniatures that I hope you will enjoy. This is one of the four listed miniature paintings. The image portion was painted on a piece of Strathmore 100% cotton rag drawing paper and is 2” square in size using watercolor, colored pencil and acrylic paint. Then I mounted it to a piece of mat board (2”square) and painted it with black acrylic on front, back and the edges.  I wrote the information on the back and finished the entire piece (front and back) with acrylic varnish. (see photos)


August 21, 2014

Curious Bunny

Curious Bunny
Original miniature painting
1” – (image size)
1½ – (overall)
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic paint
Heavy weight drawing paper mounted to painted mat board
August 2014
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I love to make tiny little paintings.  Recently I have made a batch of four miniatures that I hope you will enjoy. This one is the smallest.  The image portion was painted on a 90lb piece of heavy weight drawing paper and is only one inch square in size. Then I mounted it to a piece of mat board and painted a matching design all around the edges.  I wrote the information on the back and finished the entire piece (front and back) with acrylic varnish.

I love tiny things.  I don't know why.  But I don't care why.  I just love little original art. Hope you do to.

August 3, 2014

Mountain Bluebird Floral

 Mountain Bluebird Floral
Small Format Painting - Size: 3½” X 5⅛”
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic paint
Arches 140lb hot press watercolor paper
Date of work: July 2014
5”X7” matt with foam core backer included
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I wonder if this mountain bluebird has noticed the yellow butterfly that is hiding from him among the flowers.

I like to send my original art works done on paper in matts with foam core backers for extra protection in the mail. These matts are ones that I have leftover from my previous art shows so they are not all new and some have been altered with paint to better match the works. They will fit into standard sized frames or they can be easily removed for your own custom re-matting.  There is no extra charge for the matt, it is free of charge to the buyer and is not part of the value of the work sold here.

July 26, 2014

Lazy Summer Afternoon

Lazy Summer Afternoon
Small Format Painting - Size: 3⅛” X 5½”
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic paint
Strathmore 100% rag drawing paper mounted to Stonehenge
Date of work: July 2014
5”X7” matt with foam core backer included
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The summer day was warm and the play was exhausting, so the two mouse friends looked for a cooler spot among the flowers to take a nap.

July 18, 2014

Squirrel & Ladybug Floral

 Squirrel & Ladybug Floral
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic paint
Arches hot press watercolor paper
July 2014
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Fuzzy Squirrel shares his stories with a friendly ladybug on a beautiful summer day in the flowery meadow.


June 27, 2014

Bunny Haven

"Bunny Haven"
Original small format painting
Watercolor & acrylic paint
Arches 300lb watercolor paper
Paper size: a little smaller than 5½"X7½"
Date of work: June 2014
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The perfect place for bunnies.

June 11, 2014

Kindred Spirits in Nature

“Connectivity”              by Lynn Bonnette


We are all connected. All life on this planet shares a kindred spirit. 
May we all take care of, watch over and honor this Earth, our only home.


June 4, 2014

Yellow Flowers / Bunnies & Butterfly

Yellow Flowers / Bunnies & Butterfly
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Watercolor & acrylic paint
Strathmore illustration board
June 2014
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Two bunny rabbits share their secrets with the local butterfly on a beautiful late spring day in the flowery meadow.

June 2, 2014

The Flowery Meadow

The Flowery Meadow
“Ladybug Stories”
Turtle, Rabbit & Ladybug
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Colored pencil, watercolor & acrylic paint
Artists drawing paper mounted to illustration board
June 2014
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The turtle and his bunny rabbit pal learn all the new ladybug stories and gossip from the ladybug that they rescued about this time last year. She now has a family of her own and they are living very happily together in the flowery meadow.

May 28, 2014

Popcorn Still Life

 Popcorn Still Life #1
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Colored pencil & acrylic paint
Artist’s drawing paper
Mounted to illustration board
Date of work: May 2014
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My husband and I really enjoy an afternoon snack of popcorn. I always have marveled at the different individual shapes that each kernel takes. They are just like snowflakes and people in that each one is uniquely different. I had an idea to do a series of popcorn aceo paintings using different media and see how many different little paintings I could come up with before I completely grow tired of it. So here goes…..this is number one.  Hope that someone likes these little popcorn paintings and enjoys popcorn as much as I do.


May 16, 2014

Pale Sunrise Encounter - Cat & Bird

Pale Sunrise Encounter
Bird & Cat
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Colored pencil & acrylic paint
Smooth bristol board (2ply)
Date of work: May 2014


The pink rays of the early morning sunrise highlight an encounter between a pale colored cat & bird.

May 12, 2014

Close Cardinal Encounter

Close Cardinal Encounter
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic paint
Arches artist’s plate bristol board (2ply)
Date of work: May 2014
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When their eyes met it was love at first sight and then they were together happily ever after.

April 22, 2014

Camellia Spirit

“Camellia - Watcher”
Original ACEO painting - 2½”X3½”
Watercolor, ink, and acrylic paint
Lama Li sketch paper mounted to illustration board
April 2014
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Behind the Camellia Bush:
This original aceo painting started with a sketch that I did in my Lama Li sketch book.  The paper in this sketch book is call “Lama Li” paper. It is made by hand in the mountains of Nepal from the Lokta bush and has a textured surface that is very durable.  I love to sketch in pen on this paper.  I cut out my sketch and mounted it to illustration board, so it would be more stable and except paint better. I finished this piece in watercolor, ink and acrylic paint with a few final coats of acrylic varnish.

April 21, 2014

Purple Spring

Purple Empire Butterfly
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Watercolor & acrylic paint
Arches 140lb watercolor paper
Date of work: April 2014
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Purple Empire Butterfly & Purple Trumpet Flowers

April 16, 2014

Spring Flower Garden

Spring Flower Garden
Bunny and Yellow Butterfly
Original ACEO painting
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Watercolor & acrylic paint
Illustration board
Date of work: April 2014
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This spring bunny delights in the joys of the garden and makes friends another fellow garden visitor.

April 6, 2014

Snail Watching Cat

Snail Watching Cat
Small Format Painting
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic paint.
Stonehenge 140lb drawing paper
       Size: 3⅛” X 5⅛”
Date of work: April 2014
5”X7” black matt with foam core backer included
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This cat has found a very relaxing meditative pastime.
It takes a long time for a snail to climb a branch.

March 31, 2014

Winter Owl

Winter Owl
Small Format Painting
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic paint.
Drawing paper mounted to matt board.
       Size: 3⅛” X 5⅛”
Date of work: January 2014
5”X7” black matt with foam core backer included

The winter owl sits on his icy perch like a king of the forest wonderland.

March 30, 2014

Spring Bunny Rabbit

Spring Bunny Rabbit
Original ACEO art
2½”X3½” – (official aceo size)
Pencil, watercolor and acrylic paint
Two layers: drawing paper mounted to illustration board
Date of work: March 2014
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On awaking from his long winter’s nap, this spring bunny rabbit slowly opens his eyes and in the wee hours of the morning he slowly begins to notice the wonderful world around him.

March 27, 2014

Sparrow with Daffodils

"Sparrow with Daffodils"
Original 4”X6” painting
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic paint
Canson 140lb toned drawing paper
Paper size: 4"X6"
Date of work: March 2014

The Sparrow’s song lets me know that spring is here and the Daffodils are in bloom.

The Morning Buzz

"The Morning Buzz"
Bunny & Bumble Bee
Original 4”X6” painting
Watercolor, colored pencil & acrylic paint
Canson 140lb toned drawing paper
Paper size: 4"X6"
Date of work: March 2014
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Somewhere in the month of March this drowsy bunny is awakened from his long winter nap by a loud buzzing noise announcing the arrival of the first flowers. 
Mr. Bumble Bee says: “spring is just around the corner.”