Sunday, March 6, 2011

New ACEO series

hi everyone. I started a new series of ACEOs (for those who don't know what they are, they are miniature artworks, the size of a baseball card).
I love painting whimsical girls, and I love adding text, so why not do it with my ACEOs?  I have two finished so far, and will see how many I end up doing. I was hoping to do a large painting this weekend, but time got away from me again, lol!
Is anyone watching American Idol this season? What an impressive group of talent they've got! Thank goodness it's not on for several hours a week,  because all I seemed to do lately is watch tv!

A couple of days ago I went to an art show in Toronto, it had quite a few artists, maybe 200? It was great to see the types of art out there, and I tell you, people are so talented! Some of the artwork really inspired me.
I wanted to come home,and paint a big abstract...except I haven't a clue how to do so, lol! it's not a matter of just throwing things on a canvas, it takes a great amount of skill to make an abstract really work. Abstract art used to be something that I just didn't understand, but I found as the years went by that I can appreciate it for what it is. I guess that's it for now, thanks for reading!

20 comments:

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Hey, was it The Artist Project in Toronto? I ask, because a good friend of mine is in that show. I like the new ACEO!

Marlene said...

Love your new ACEO's Pink, they are very cute and the words do add to them.

Cameron said...

Betty, those are so pretty! That little fox is really cute...and you can never go wrong with a fairy!

I'm loving my artwork, btw!

Hugs,
Cam

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I love the super cute little fox. Adorable!! I know what you mean about the Abstract art....I always get inspired, but it is a lot harder than it looks. :)

Micki Wilde said...

I love that cute little fox, such a sweetie!!

Tammie Lee said...

your little pieces are adorable.
I so agree, abstract is not as easy as one might think.

NatashaMay said...

ACEO's look wonderful!. I love abstract. If you need somewhere to start find Gary Reef on youtube. He really inspired me. :)

Sandy Michelle said...

Hey girl, I'm back from sunny Florida and I'm NOT loving this nasty weather. What show did you go to in Toronto?

Lee said...

Beautiful girls as always, Betty! Love the addition of words to these.

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

It was Noella Noel in Toronto! It would be funny (she would love that too) if you picked up one of her cards. She's an abstract artist and her work is fantastic.

Cathy Bueti said...

Love these Betty!! Your girls are always fab!

I too love abstract and you are right! I have done a few abstract pieces and they were harder for me than painting faces! I think it is the freedom I have a hard time with. lol

PS . . . I am watching American idol and think it is really good so far! Great talent this year and I haven't watched in a couple of years but with the new judges I thought I would give it a try! And they are great too! :)

Magic Love Crow said...

Hey Betty ;o) I love the new aceo's! Wink ;o) Sorry, I don't watch American Idol. If I watched everything, I would be sitting infront of the tv, like you said! Isn't it amazing how you get attracted to different things, or want to try different things, as years go by. You should try an abstract painting! Let your mind go! I bet it would be great!

Fair Rosamund said...

Love the new ACEOs, they are so cute! :) ~Lauren

Rosemary said...

As usual your girls are lovely.
Love the new set.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Your new ACEOs are too adorable. :) I love how your incorporated words and phrases in them. Abstract art is really more detailed than originally meets the eye - it really does make you appreciate it all the more. Theresa

Heather said...

Your ACEO's are adorable.

and yes, I am watching Idol, it's so hard to choose, but I love Kacey (sp) - and love the new judges, too!
have a great day

audrey said...

Hi Pink.
Your ACEOs are sweet!
I posted a photo of the painting I won on my Blog today and invited anyone who hasn't visited you, to do so. (:
Happy ACEO painting! Aren't they fun? You can paint so much more in such a little bit of time.
♥ audrey

Julia Christie said...

These are sooooo cute Miss Pink!! I just love art shows! I went to our monthly artwalk downtown last week and just thoroughly enjoyed seeing all he wonderful local talent!

Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Smiles

Sunshineshelle said...

Cute addition having the words, sweet :)

Pam of Always Artistic said...

They are both beautiful. I can see these making great gifts for someone.

Wow an art show sounds like a lot of fun.