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Friday, April 24, 2015

In the style of .. . ACEOs for PPF

My new Series: "In the Style of .. . . "
Acrylic ACEOs, 2.5 x 3.5 inches

Madonna of the Apple Tree in the Style of Lucas Cranach

Woman with a Fan in the style of Picasso Cubism Abstract

Impressionism Flower Garden

Camille in a Garden In the Style of Monet

These two, above, have been sold, so maybe my ACEO Miniature Masters series will be a success! 

My daughter gave me a book of The Masters with bios and examples of their work. It sure is teaching me a lot about famous artists and their various styles. I find a new appreciation for the painter when I try to duplicate the artwork. Of course, my tiny paintings are in no way a duplicate of the "real" masterpiece, or even a tiny portion of it, but I think I have been able to capture the color scheme and general "feel" of the original, so I hope in some small way I have succeeded. This is one project where I will never run out of ideas or inspiration. I like to read about the artists and their lives as I am working on the minis. I admit I know next to nothing about them when I begin, and for me this is an art education with personal experience and hands on learning. Better than a college course!




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    1. Thanks so much for your comments! It is greatly appreciated.

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  2. Beautiful job - especially that "Picasso"! I love reading about great artists too - I've been getting books out of the library whenever I go. Happy PPF!

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    1. Thanks, Caitlyn. I have done a couple more Picassos this week. This is a topic that will never run out of ideas for me, I think.

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  3. Lovely work Penny!! Best way to learn!

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    1. Thanks, Giggles! I have learned so much and mostly I have learned that there is so much more to learn!

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  4. AWESOME pieces!!! Love the series. :)

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    1. Thanks, Deepa. The hardest part is deciding what to paint next, so much to choose from.

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  5. Great idea, and I love your resulting ACEOs.
    They are very detailed for such a small size.

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    1. Thanks, Sheila. I use very tiny brushes, and Golden liquid acrylics.

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  6. what a great idea, and really wonderful in the style of paintings on your ACEO cards. Where do you sell them. I made some a few years ago, but didn't know what to do with them.

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    1. Hi, Gloria, and thanks for that! I sell on Ebay, Etsy and Daily Paintworks. I promote constantly on Facebook and have literally hundreds of items for sale, all artwork. http://stores.ebay.com/pinkgypsy

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