Monday, 28 May 2012

ACEO

Since I discovered ACEOs at the end of last year I have been experimenting in the world of tiny paintings! 



An ACEO for anyone who doesn't know (and I had never heard of them until November last year!) are Art Cards, Editions and Originals. Basically a tiny painting/drawing/print/etc which must be 3.5 x 2.5 inches, about the size of a playing card, and as I have discovered very collectable!
 
Since January this year I have sold 45 mini paintings and have collectors all over the world! 

When I first started I thought how am I ever going to get any kind of detail into a painting 3.5 x 2.5 inches!! Strangely enough though it has helped my painting style. I have become a lot looser and I am now able to capture an image in just a few paint strokes. Also it has made me a lot more confident in my painting and I am experimenting a bit more. Some of the images I see working so well as an ACEO I am now trying as a big painting and having some great results. Also it means I can use up all the hundreds of animal photos I have taken over the years!

Clare xx
ACEO version




Acrylic version 50 x 60cm!
ACEO version
Acrylic version 50 x 60cm!



4 comments:

  1. Fabulous..that looks like fun!

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  2. Love these Clare! Full of life and character.

    Fiona, x

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    1. Thank you, I just love painting animals!

      Clare xx

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