Sunday, December 19, 2010

Painting a Day, ACEO Butterfly Painting

Welcome to my Artist Blog! I'm a Pennsylvania Artist who has decided to challenge myself to A Painting A Day 100 Day Challenge. Yes that's right, I'm challenging myself to create one painting everyday for the next 100 days. I will be documenting my journey in this blog. My Paintings will vary in size, style, genre, and medium. I hope to improve my skills and share what I have learned. My Travels will be documented, as well as, weather phenomenon, my living environment, my Pets, the Wildlife that I encounter, and whatever else inspires me. Eventually the originals will all be posted for sale...check back for updates. I will also be posting reproduction products of the images on my various web sites.
Day Six:
Just like sports fans collect baseball cards of their favorite players, art fans collect art cards of their favorite artists or artwork. An art card is a small pocket-sized piece of art. They are commonly know as ACEO (Art Cards, Editions & Originals). They can be original artwork or prints/reproductions of original artwork. These cards are bought, sold and traded all over the world. The official standard size of an art card is 2.5" x 3.5" (64 x 89 mm).
This is my ACEO which I created in 20 minutes. I read somewhere that a group of Artists are challenging themselves to create a painting in 20 minutes. So I thought I would give it a whirl. By practicing speed painting I'm hoping to improve my Plein Air skills. Plein Air Painting is wonderful...I love the results...but this time of year its nearly impossible to spend much time outside creating a painting. I'm hoping that by practicing to increase my painting brush stroke speed, I will be able to accomplish more Plein Air Paintings during the Winter months.

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