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 www.wetcanvas.com. 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.