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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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.

If you would like to see more of my work google Nathalie S Davis or N S Davis Art

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