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, 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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