Friday, November 6, 2009

Christmas is Just Around the Corner

"Christmas Peppermints"
oil on canvas
12" x 6"

Now that Halloween has come and gone, we're suppose to be focusing on Thanksgiving as the next approaching holiday. However, every mother knows that in reality there's only a few milliseconds between Halloween and Christmas. Above is a small oil that I did last week. It'll be in the December small works show at the M.A. Doran Gallery in Tulsa. I bought several of these 6" x 12" canvases. I like the long format and am looking forward to doing some more compositions to fit.

I've continued doing more little ACEO's this week. I'll not post them all on this blog, but will be offering them on ebay. Just do a search on my name or look for seller drawntoart if you'd like to see them. I'll leave you with one graphite ACEO that I did the other day -

3 1/2" x 2 1/2"

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Itty Bitty Paintings

"McIntosh Apples"
oil on canvas paper
2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

"Red and Green Apples"
oil on canvas paper
2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

oil on canvas paper
2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

I laid down my pencils and picked up my brushes for a change of pace this last week. As a result, I had a great time painting some little ACEO cards. ("ACEO" stands for Art Cards Editions and Originals. ACEOs are the size of a baseball card. They are a fun, easy and affordable way to collect original pieces of art.) I got inspired by looking around at some of the great ACEO art offered on ebay. Yeah - there's tons of not-so-great stuff there, but there is also some really good work if you look for it. Just do a search for seller "alabama_artist" or seller "thisthatthose" for two good examples.

While you're there - here's a link to my own seller page ("drawntoart")