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Blog posts June 2014

Summer Group Show

June 29, 2014

Semi-annual show in Wells

It's this time of year again, when all the artists in town get together for an art show. I always make a point of showing something different each time. Whether it's the medium or the subject, I try to be creative. This time, I wanted to paint an old landmark that unfortunately isn't anymore. I loved driving by it when I first moved here. But the motel the sign was on was sold, and the owners took the sign with them.
Since it's tourist season again, I hope the regulars will appreciate this little throwback.

I didn't have time to take a better picture before the painting was due. So here's one to give you an idea, until the show is over, and I can take a better one.

 

 

Drake's Duck - 16x20" - Acrylic on stretched canvas

 

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ACEO Challenge

June 29, 2014

ACEO #24-30

I'm finally done with this challenge. I'm glad it's over. While it's great to challenge oneself, I think that once more it killed my creativity. I enjoyed it for the first ten days or so. It was fun. But it quickly became a chore. Not so much the drawing or painting part, but the scanning, listing, and posting on blogs, and Facebook page. I was good with posting an update everyday on Facebook. I had to because a couple of artist friends did the challenge with me, so I had to post their work too. And I'm glad of it because it pushed me to be consistent. However, you might have noticed that it was not the case here. I just took the time today to catch up, and added the second half of the month's worth of ACEOs, hehe!
So if I ever challenge myself again, I'll make it shorter. I think 10 days is great to get me going. I might not even announce it, and just do my own thing. That way I won't have the pressure of having to give news everyday. And it will end while it's still fun for me.

So here's my last little series of this challenge. It reminded me of the Pacific Northwest. The seacoast I like so much.

 

Waterscape 4 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Watercolor - SOLD

 

Waterscape 5 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Watercolor - SOLD

 

 

Waterscape 6 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Watercolor - SOLD

 

Waterscape 7 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Watercolor - FOR SALE

 

 

Waterscape 8 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Watercolor - SOLD

 

Waterscape 9 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Watercolor - SOLD

 

Waterscape 10 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Watercolor - FOR SALE

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ACEO Challenge

June 29, 2014

ACEO #21-23

Some little sketches I did during some baseball games, while the players were warming up.

 

Waterscape 2 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Watercolor - FOR SALE

 

Waterscape 3 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Watercolor - SOLD

 

Landscape - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Watercolor - FOR SALE

 

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ACEO Challenge

June 29, 2014

ACEO #17-20

Back to doing animals...

Siames 6 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Colored Pencils - SOLD

 

Tiger 48 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Colored Pencils - SOLD

 

 

Raven 203 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Colored Pencils - SOLD

 

Raven 204 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Colored Pencils - SOLD

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ACEO Challenge

June 29, 2014

ACEO #13-16

Continuing the little Plumeria series.

 

Plumeria 16 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Watercolor - FOR SALE

 

Plumeria 17 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Watercolor - SOLD

 

Plumeria 18 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Watercolor - SOLD

 

 

Plumeria 19 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Watercolor - SOLD

 

 

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ACEO Challenge

June 12, 2014

ACEO #12

Back to watercolor and flowers today.

 

Plumeria 15 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Watercolor - FOR SALE

 

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ACEO Challenge

June 11, 2014

ACEO #11

 

Corgi 3 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Colored Pencils - SOLD

 

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ACEO Challenge

June 10, 2014

ACEO #10.

I did this one as a merkitten a while ago. But I thought it was so cute, I wanted to just draw it as a regular cat.

 

 

Tuxedo 25 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Colored Pencils - SOLD

 

 

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ACEO Challenge

June 10, 2014

ACEO #9

 

Snow Leopard 14 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Colored Pencils - SOLD

 

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ACEO Challenge

June 10, 2014

ACEO #8

I started this one in January during the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. I finally took the time to finish it.

 

Cherry - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Oil on stretched canvas - DRYING

 

 

 

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ACEO Challenge

June 7, 2014

ACEO #7

 

Cheetah 2 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Colored Pencils - SOLD

 

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ACEO Challenge

June 6, 2014

ACEO #6.

Almost didn't make it today. I was so busy, and I'm so exhausted tonight. But I just finished this little guy, and I'm happy I did. Phew!

 

Raven 202 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Colored Pencils - SOLD

 

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ACEO Challenge

June 5, 2014

ACEO #5.

 

Plumeria 14 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Watercolor - SOLD

 

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ACEO Challenge

June 5, 2014

ACEO #4

Going strong.... except for the fact that I forgot to post this one yesterday, oops!

 

Chat Noir 193 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Colored Pencils - SOLD

 

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ACEO challenge

June 3, 2014

ACEO #3

 

Raven 201 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Colored Pencils - SOLD

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ACEO challenge

June 2, 2014

ACEO #2

On with the second one.

 

Black Lab 26 - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Colored Pencils - SOLD

 

 

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ACEO challenge

June 1, 2014

ACEO #1.

Here we go, the challenge started today. Make sure to post your ACEOs to my Facebook page. If anything, it's free advertizing!

 

Tabby 104 - ACEO (2.4x3.5") - Colored Pencils - SOLD

 

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