Sunday, October 15, 2006

Just Before Dark, ACEO (Miniature Painting)

Just Before Dark, ACEO Miniature painting
2.5x3.5", Oils on primed matboard

This image is posted at about the actual size of this tiny painting. I painted this today during this weekend's WDE (Weekend Drawing/Painting Event) at For those not familiar with the WDEs, the host of the week posts 16 images for artists to work from. This week's host is Deb Leger. I took her sunset image, cropped it, changed some of the cloud formations to better fit the composition, and added a background land mass and water from my imagination.

In the art world, ACEO stands for Artist Cards Editions and Originals. They are collectible paintings in a standard, miniature format. The size is 2.5x3.5", like baseball cards and playing cards. They are so much fun to paint and collect that every so often I do a few of them. Some artists sell prints of paintings in that size as ACEOs, but mine are always one-of-a-kind originals. ACEOs are truly fun to collect for those who love art. Everybody can find a place for these little gems, and they are reasonably priced. It's an easy and relatively inexpensive way to acquire work from some favorite artists.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the rich colors in this piece!

9:33 AM  

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