Hopefully this blog will inspire you to have confidence in your creative abilities and give you courage to learn and try new things. Try something NEW. It could be just what you need to make you a better artist, or a better person. My latest obsession is Amigurumi Crochet, and my favorite subjects right now are Hollywood Icons, Famous People and Characters.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Day 15 of 29 Faces

Day 15:  ACEO: The Schnoz

Schnoz refers to the large nose on this guy.  I remembered the term from watching Jimmy Durante on TV as a kid, a very young kid.  They referred to him then as The Great Schnozolla.  

ACEO refers to the size - 2½” x 3½” - also called an ATC or artist’s trading card. Signed by artist. 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 acrylics on heavy paper.


  1. Love all the colors incorporated into this portrait!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  2. This is so vibrant and full of energy which is impressive in such a small size! I love that you're on track with the 29 faces challenge, I would sometime like to participate in that, but I think I'm too late for it this time around...

  3. I love a good snoz... we have a friend who has been called snoz for so long I have no clue what his actual; name is... and this is a great drawing/ painting... love your line work...xx

  4. Thanks, Mary, Lisa and Tracey! So pleased that you took time to comment on my blog. I do love the colorful watercolors I use. You can still join the 29 Faces challenge even if you are halfway into it. The challenge does help me keep painting every day.

  5. Wowness..you line work and color expression is magnificent! Really enjoying your works..vibrant and visually exciting..
    Happy PPF

  6. Face Paint very original, have your special style. Saludos

  7. Love it Penny!!! :) Your work is absolutely wonderful!
    Angela Taylor
    ACEO Magazine Online

  8. I love this Snoz so much!! Great lines and colors!! I really like Jimmy Durante, what a character!! Oh for the good old days!!

    Hugs Giggles

    1. These are the good old days! At least they will be in a few more years.

  9. loving your line work and colour expression, fab work.
    Happy PPF Annette G


  10. Love the colors and details on such a small canvas-well done Penny!

  11. Great face! (Always liked Jimmy Durante...)

  12. What interesting lines and colors in this portrait! i love it. The great Schnozolla... hehehee. xox


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