Tuesday, July 15, 2008

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.

Bid Now!
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www.nsdavisart.ecrater.com

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