This is a new 2.5″x3.5″ mixed media painting I did today.
This piece is available on etsy.
This a new painting I did today. It is a 2.5″x3.5″ mixed media painting on 100% archival rag paper.
This is an ACEO study I did today of Circus Girl lying against the lion’s mane.
This is a study of our cat, Beijing Meow.
Here she is. What can I say ? She was so amazing! Look at those lids!
This is an original mixed media ACEO of the fabulous Jean Harlow. She was the original blonde bombshell and died way to young. Isn’t she amazing?
Boy am I ever having fun with this new series. I am loving the research. So many of these great stars did live long lives (not always happy.) But some, like Jean didn’t even make into her thirties and yet, look at the impact she made on the world! People still love her to this day.
The other day I volunteered at Planet Norwood, an after school care program that my daughter Imogen attends. We created ACEO (art collections, originals and editions).
I was a bit worried at first.
I really resisted telling them what to paint. I wanted this project to be about creating there own ‘thing’ but the initial blank stares made me panic a little. (I admit, I started to sweat ). But then, the light went on for one and then another and then another until they were all working away on their tiny little works of art.
It was amazing, they all did totally different things. Pencil drawings, paint, collage, you name it. Many children that don’t even do crafts, worked on this with me, cool huh?
I also brought plastic sleeves for them to put their final piece in. That really got them excited. They all worked extra hard to finish what they were doing just so they would be able to put in a plastic sleeve. It made me realize that, like framing art, it took the art that they were doing to another level. It raised it to something more precious, a keepsake, something important. I don’t know if I have ever realized how important that is to a kid. Oh, the power of one plastic sleeve!
This is an ACEO that my five year old daughter Imogen did.
This painting is of the wonderful Greta Garbo in the silent film ‘Torrent’ from 1926. Don’t you just love the black and white striped fur coat? So art deco! It is kind of a sad tale, giving Garbo lots of reason to lift those heavy lidded eyes to the heavens. This still is of the final shot in the film.
This painting is available on ebay
Even climbing the ladder gave Circus Girl butterflies.