Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tiny Little Paintings
Delving into the world of ACEOs, Artist Cards, Editions and Originals, I have decided it was time to create some of these little beauties. Many of you have asked for smaller versions of my paintings--and it was a very fun to jump into the world of miniature art and to create these for you!
ACEOs are traded, collect and sold all over the world. There are no rules to creating an ACEO except that it must be 3.5" x 2.5". ACEOs come in prints and originals, and at this time all of my ACEOs are 100% one of one--and no prints will be made.
ACEOs are the same size as your standard playing cards--it gives many people the chance to collect original art. Many choose to display their collections in books, however the cards are great for framing, or even tucking into a greeting card as a little extra.
Though brought back to popularity in 1997 by an artist in Switzerland, the history of the ACEO actually goes back hundreds of years to the 16th century. The old masters were asked to paint mini portraits as well as business cards.
Take a look at my new ACEOs available for purchase through ETSY by visiting my online shop http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5890136 and clicking ACEO in the right hand corner.