Friday, February 8, 2019

Sleeping Kitty, ACEO, Alcohol Ink Art Painting, PPF

Sleeping Cat, ACEO
2.5 x 3.5 inches, Alcohol Ink on Photo Paper

This is all the painting artwork I did this week, one ACEO cat, for a challenge on Facebook -  Different Strokes group. She provides a photo and you can paint it any size or medium that you like.

Mostly I have been crocheting a lot because I am displaying things in a local shop in Altadena, Hoopla! I love to crochet and create different kinds of things like fiber wall art, free form with no pattern. It's sort of like painting with yarn.






Friday, February 1, 2019

ACEO Theme Week on Ebay, Pink and Red, Paint Party Friday, PPF

I cannot believe it has been almost a year since I have posted on my blog. I have been busy, but still, I used to post every week.

So, here are a few things I have been doing:

This is Feb 1, and on the first of the month it is ACEO TW which is a themed challenge. This being February, the theme is Red and Pink. I have three entries. They are all 2.5 x 3.5 inches, the first one being TWO cards for the price of one. People have been collecting, trading and creating these tiny artworks for ages! I have made more than 1,000 of them. I sell on Ebay if you are curious about more of my Artist Trading Cards, or Art Card Editions and Originals. I also have other sizes of paintings in my Ebay Store, called Pink Gypsy, so you know I love pink! https://www.ebay.com/str/pinkgypsy


Watercolor and Pen

Alcohol Ink on Photo Paper

Watercolor on heavy paper

Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Cat's Meow, NFAC theme for May 2018, PPF

Another Nibblefest Art Contest (NFAC) started today on Ebay.
Theme this month:  The Cat's Meow




These are my entries in MAY 2018 NFAC, a themed art contest beginning on the 20th of each month. Be sure to search for NFAC on ebay.com to see more great "Cat's Meow" entries, each starting at just $0.99. Start collecting Art today! Support artists. Have fun bidding! Everyone loves a BARGAIN.




I only seem to have time to post once a month lately, and I used to do it once a week. Of course, I have not been painting much either. - Penny StewArt


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 ebay.com 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 amazon.com Shuttle Art brand - very reasonable price.)


Friday, March 2, 2018

30 in 30 Collage, Done! PPF

I used www.Collage.com 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 www.craftylady.com)

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




Sleeping Kitty, ACEO, Alcohol Ink Art Painting, PPF

Sleeping Cat, ACEO 2.5 x 3.5 inches, Alcohol Ink on Photo Paper for sale on Ebay . This is all the painting artwork I did this week...