Friday, July 25, 2008

#32 Yellow Pear on Red; ACEO; New Daily Painting a Day from Nathalie S Davis

# 32 Yellow Pear on Red - ACEO - New Daily Oil Painting a Day
Oil on Masonite
2.5" x 3.5"

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

#31 Rain Man; New Daily Painting a Day from Nathalie S Davis

# 31- Rain Man - Quick Sketch Portrait

New Daily Oil Painting a Day
Oil on canvas
6" x 8"

(approx. 15.24 x 20.32 cm.)

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

#30 Rugged Man Quick Sketch; New Daily Painting a Day from Nathalie S Davis

# 30 Rugged Man Portrait Quick Sketch - New Daily Oil Painting a Day
Oil on Canvas
6" x 8"

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Monday, July 21, 2008

#29 Green Pear on Dark Pink; New Daily Painting a Day from Nathalie S Davis

# 29 Green Pear on Dark Pink - New Daily Oil Painting a Day
Oil on canvas board
6" x 6"
(approx. 15.24 x 15.24 cm)

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Nathalie S Davis Daily Paintings a Day: 6 More ACEO Dogs

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Nathalie S Davis; New Painting A Day; ACEO CONTEST

Things are going crazy on this blog tonight. I have to use different colors because normal stuff is invisible and I have no control over the bold, italics, or sizes - it is just doing what it wants - thus the colorful and inconsistent post. Enjoy :)

Good Dog - New Daily Painting a Day
Hand Colored Digital Print

Acrylic on acid free card stock
ACEO 2.5" x 3.5"
(approx 64 x 89 mm)
This is an original drawing, print and painting signed by me (on the back).
This is a series of two. I drew the dog (from a photo I took), scanned and printed it on acid free card stock, painted it with transparent liquid acrylics, then varnished. I thought the card stock seemed flimsy so I collaged (fancy talk for glued) it onto another piece, so it is double thick, and has the weight and feel more like a playing card.
ABOUT THIS ACEO
This ACEO was inspired by two things. First, I took some photographs over the Fourth Of July at Lake Arrowhead. There was a couple in the shopping village walking 4 of the nicest, most beautiful and well behaved Labradors. Each one was a different color. Of course I had to take some pictures, and that is what inspired me to do this series of dog ACEO's. Secondly, it just happens to fit this months theme for the ACEO YBA contest. Also, these ACEO's also provide a method for me to plan and prepare for larger gallery paintings based on them, sort of like a sketchbook.
ABOUT THE CONTEST
There is a monthly contest starting on the 15
th of each month. The winner is the artist whose ACEO gets the most unique bidders. That means the most individual bidders, so a card with two people in a bidding war with a toatl of 50 votes would be beaten out by a card with a 3 bidders and a total of 3 bids. It's sort of like one vote(bid) per person(bidder). ANyway I thought it wold be fun to join in and play.

2008 Years Best ACEO Awards ~ ACEO YBA

This group was founded by ACEO artists and collectors, to create a brand new ACEO awards program/art contest, which began on September 15th, 2008.

The ACEO YBA will:

1 - Recognize and promote our fellow ACEO artists, in a wide variety of ACEO-specific categories... that may not be found in other awards programs.

2 - Increase awareness of the ACEO movement on eBay... thus encouraging new artists and collectors to come and enjoy creating, selling and collecting ACEOs.

3 - Give something back to the wonderful ACEO community of artists and collectors, that we enjoy being a part of on eBay.

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Monday, July 14, 2008

# 25 Orange Pepper - New Daily Oil Painting a Day

# 25 Orange Pepper - New Daily Oil Painting a Day
Oil on canvas mounted on Masonite
6” x 6”
(approx. 15.24 x 15.24 cm

I actually did this little painting in the Carol Marine workshop at the Andreeva Portrait Academy in Santa Fe a few weeks back - or is it a few months back now. I don't know, time goes so fast. This painting is varnished so it has a little shine to it, making it difficult to photograph well. It looks pretty good on my monitor - but would look so much better in your house!

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

#24 Green Pear on Orange and Gold; New Daily Painting a Day from Nathalie S Davis

# 24 Green Pear on Ornage and Gold - New Daily Oil Painting a Day
Oil on canvasboard
6" x 6"
(approx. 15.24 x 15.24 cm)

This painting is from life (as almost all of mine are). I had to work very quickly because I had my spot light very close to the pear and it was "cooking" it really fast, causing it to change colors! This was painted on a canvas board that I prepared with a metallic gold paint. You really can't see it very well in this photo, and I can't seem to be able to photograph it so it shows up and makes sense. The very light yellow and white areas in the background are some of the gold. The gold is very subtle and only really shows in little spots here and there, mostly around the edges and in the background. It was fun, and I want to do more. I hope you like it.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

#22 Tiny Matt ACEO, New Daily Painting a Day

I had a wonderful relaxing vacation at the lake, got some good starts on some larger painting and now I am back and ready to get back into the routine of working. I love what I do - painting, I mean - it's just the routine and scheduling and consistency that runs completely against my nature. Once I get going it's not much of a problem, it's the starting that is the roughest part.
# 22 Tiny Matt - New Daily Oil Painting a Day - ACEO

Oil on Masonite
2.5" x 3.5"
(approx. 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm)

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A LITTLE HISTORY LESSON AND EXPLANATION OF ACEO'S AND ATC'S

ACEO means Artist Card Editions and Originals.
ATC stands for Artist Trading Card.
ATC's and ACEO's are collectible.
ATC's are the artist's substitute for sports-themed trading cards. There are two rules for ATC's: they must measure 2.5"x3.5" so they will fit in the same plastic sleeves that sports cards are kept in and they can NEVER be sold - only traded. Oops, three rules - the artist writes their name, contact information, title of the ATC and number (1/8, 2/8...) if it's part of an edition.

ATCs are called originals; sets of identical ATCs are called editions and are numbered; sets of ATCs that are based on one theme but that are different are called series.
OOAK means One Of A Kind.

That explains ATC's but what about ACEO's? Since ATC's can't be sold, only artists can trade and collect with other artist effectively cutting out non-artists who appreciate the art and would like to collect it. Therefor, ACEO's became the answer to this dilemma - they can be sold and purchased and traded freely, including everyone who wants to play and collect.


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