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Friday, April 20, 2018

BUGS, theme for NFAC this month, 99 Cent Art PPF

Nibblefest Art Contest started today on Ebay.

ACEO refers to the size - 2½” x 3½” - also called an ATC or artist’s trading card. The photos look bigger, but they are truly the size of a baseball card.  

These are my entries in April 2018 NFAC, a themed art contest beginning on the 20th of each month. Be sure to search for NFAC on to see more great "bug" entries, each starting at just $0.99.

VW Bug, ACEO 2.5 x 3.5 inches Miniature Art Painting

ACEO, Monarch Butterfly Painting

Bee, ACEO, Watercolor and Pen

Friday, March 23, 2018

NFAC, 99 cent art auctions on Ebay. PPF

ACEO Size: Miniature Masterpiece

ACEO, inspired by and in the style of French artist Paul Gauguin in 1891 when he left his young family to sail to the South Seas to escape debt and discover a simpler life in Mataiea, Tahiti. Acrylic on heavy paper. This is my original painted art, not a print. Comes with a free mat and backing board, so you can put it into your 5x7 frame and hang it on your wall.

Start your own Mini Art Gallery with my tiny Fine Art Paintings of the Masters. Great conversation starter! Lovely gifts for your art collector friends. Frame one for a housewarming gift. 

ACEO refers to the size - 2½” x 3½” - also called an ATC or artist’s trading card. Signed by artist with complete contact info on back - comes in a protective sleeve.  The photo looks bigger, but it is truly the size of a baseball card. Original, not a copy, painted with acrylic on heavy paper.

NOTE: Artists have long been copying the masters to learn the art form. I am attempting to make tiny replicas of the actual paintings that I like, which I discover in books or online, but I certainly do not try to pass them off as the "real" thing, since my art (ACEO) is only 2.5 x 3.5 inches. As I am studying the master's works, I gain a real appreciation of each one. They painted in oils, and I use acrylic. As I find a painting that I want to reproduce, I read about the artist, his life, and his methods of creating art. I choose colors that are close to the original and sketch freehand my "version" of it. 

This is my entry for Nibblefest Art Contest, a themed art contest beginning on the 20th of each month. Please be sure to search for NFAC to see more great entries, each starting at just $0.99. Thanks! This month's theme is Nipplefest. 

Friday, March 9, 2018

Belle of the Ball, Alcohol Ink ACEO PPF

Fancy Dress Ball Gown and Hat
2.5 x 3.5 inches Miniature Painting

Working with Alcohol Ink Markers on the back of photo paper. The inks are so much fun, and unpredictable. Of course I had to buy the big set so I have 88 colors. (Found them on Shuttle Art brand - very reasonable price.)

Friday, March 2, 2018

30 in 30 Collage, Done! PPF

I used to make this 30 in 30 image for FREE. 
These are the paintings I did for the latest challenge on Leslie Saeta's Blog
I have done it several times. She posts the challenges twice a year.

Some of these paintings are still for sale in my Ebay Store.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Nibblefest NFAC 99 cent auctions on Ebay thru Feb 27

Great Bargains on Ebay for ART

If you hurry you might be able to get one of these paintings for 99 cents on Ebay! It's Nibblefest Time again. NFAC happens every month on the 20th and goes for one week. Lots of great artists participate and all auctions start at 99 cents. Here are mine for this month.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Watercolor paintings mostly ACEO PPF

I have been on a Watercolor kick lately because I do love it and these are mostly ACEO size (2.5 x 3.5 inches) because I am addicted to painting those tiny sketch cards. I may be over my alcohol ink obsession due to the fumes and possible health hazards.  LOL.

Some of these made it into the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge. (Follow the posts on my web site

Fox ACEO will be entered in the challenge Mar 1 on ACEO TW EBAY

Silly Rabbit! 5 x 7 WC and Pen

Morning Light, ACEO size, Wet in Wet, watercolor

VW Bug ACEO, using white Posca Pen for details

Three ABC ACEOs are for sale as a set on Ebay

ACEO done for a challenge on a FB Group, Different Strokes

Loose Roses, WC and Pen, ACEO size

Scary WC Bee (I am allergic to bee stings) ACEO Size

Friday, February 16, 2018

More #30paintingsin30days PPF

The month of February 2018 is 30 Paintings in 30 days and here are some more of mine. I switched to Watercolors for awhile on day 13. 
Most of these are available in my Ebay Store.

Day 9 Alcohol Ink On Tile 6x3 inches Blue VW Bug Convertible

Day 10 Alcohol Ink on Tile 6x3 inches Yellow VW Bug Convertible

Day 11, Alcohol ink on Tile, 4x4 inches Hummingbird

Day 12, Alcohol Ink on tile 4x4 inches, Kingfisher Bird

Day 13, 5x7 Watercolor matted to 8x10, Potted Plant

Day 14, Watercolor Sunflower 5x7 matted to 8x10

Day 15, Watercolor 5x7 matted to 8x10, Hummingbird and Flower

Day 16, Watercolor 5x7 matted to 8x10, Lilacs in Yellow Vase

Friday, February 9, 2018

Sphynx Cat and other animals PPF

Some more Alcohol Ink Art paintings for #30paintingsin30days

See them all on my web site

Day #3
My favorite Alcohol Ink Art to date! I Love this crazy Sphynx cat.
6x6 on cradled board.  For sale on Ebay

Day 4
Peacock, 4x4 inches, done on a glossy ceramic tile with Alcohol Inks. SOLD

Day 5
ACEO 2.5 x 3.5 inches, Alcohol Ink on Photo Paper

Day 6
4x4 Turtle on Ceramic Tile, Alcohol Ink Art SOLD

Friday, February 2, 2018

30 paintings in 30 days Feb 2018 PPF


Pet Portraits of my son's German Shepherd and his cat, Katy the Kitten
Done for his birthday this Feb 7 and for Day 1 and Day 2 of #30paintingsin30days!

Alcohol Ink on 6X6 inch cradled board. 

Here are the original reference photos I used to paint the ones above. 

Friday, December 22, 2017

Painting Dog Pet Portraits with Alcohol Inks, ACEO size, PPF

These are really fun to do. This week, I am "painting" with Alcohol Ink Markers, and loving the results! Less stinky than liquid Alcohol Inks, practically no fumes.

Pekinese Puppy for sale on Ebay, 2.5 x 3.5 inches

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Playing with Alcohol Ink, PPF

More Alcohol Ink (AI) art all ACEO Size 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
I am still working with the inks and miniature paintings. 

Colorful Cat, Sleeping Kitty

Experimenting with Photo Paper
Totally different front and back. Front soaks up the ink. Back flows like Yupo.
Pink Flamingo, Back of Kirkland Photo Paper

Red Flamingo, Front of Kirkland Photo Paper

Friday, December 8, 2017

Circles, Dots and Dabs, and Trees, Abstract Alcohol Ink PPF

All of these paintings are 12 x 12 inches on Canvas
Tangled Trees, SOLD

Alcohol Ink Paintings, Abstract Art

Drips and Dabs


Circles in Circles

Lines, Rays and Dots

Friday, December 1, 2017

ACEOs Christmas Snowmen, Apples, Mushrooms Alcohol Ink PPF

All ACEOs done in Alcohol Ink
For sale in my Ebay Store

Happy Holidays! If I sent Christmas cards, this would be it.

Magic Mushrooms - psychedelic Drawing ACEO

An apple a day, practice for my Alcohol Ink Class with Sheryl Williams

50's Vintage Mom for challenge on DPW

Roses on AI background, using Posca Pen

My little Penguin and the Pebble

Let it Snow! ACEO winter scene