Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New ACEO - Hampster Valentine

I did this ACEO (2.5x3.5") yesterday. Today I listed it on eBay.

I also have some valentine products on zazzle featuring it (mousemat, mug, cards, etc) -* - these are a LOT of fun - so check them out!


Monday, December 28, 2009

Some Christmas Cards

These are all ACEO's Art Card size (2.5 x 3.5 inches) that can be displayed as shelf art or desk art. An invention of mine to accomodate 3D images and embellishments

Photo Collages

The result of self-taught photoshop techniques and a long Christmas weekend

Two Christmas Presents

A White Wolf
7" x 9 1/2"
Cretacolor pastel pencils
Anthracite color ClaireFontaine PastelMat

My present for Karl, my anthropologist and wolf lover son in law. I did both of these on the 25th so they weren't late -- they were just riding deadline. I love that PastelMat surface. It's as fine-grained as Bristol vellum but as grabby as sanded pastel papers. Anthracite isn't just black, it's a glittery black with a crystalline look to it that's gorgeous.

Miss Gemini in the Window
6 1/2" x 8 3/4"
Cretacolor pastel pencils
ClaireFontaine PastelMat in Brown.

Painted on the 25th, I got this portrait of Kitten's cat Miss Gemini done during the morning while sunlight streamed in the living room windows. I had a printout of my reference photo but that came out very dark, so it was great to have the living cat walking around in the sun giving me truer color and more accurate markings.

Miss Gemini's markings were designed by a collage artist from about four different tortie cat patterns. She has a perfect seam down the middle of her face and body, but her head and shoulders have one type of distinct-patches tortie marking (mismatched) while her body has a subtler pattern of alternating hairs in brown and black with black patches and softer transitions. This made her hard to paint but I got her accurate! She appreciated my effocts since I stopped and scritched whenever she came near, which was often.

Miss Gemini is sweet and loving, she has an enormous purr that she shares with anyone who so much as looks at her. She was abandoned back in Kansas and came to the door asking if we needed a cat. Kitten fell in love with those big green eyes and her motorboat purr. Two weeks of searching turned up no trace of her previous people, so Kitten got her microchipped, got her shots, settled her in and now she is the little queen of the house. Ari loves having a cat friend again.

So we've had a very happy holidays here in Arkansas. I hope to be posting more often here now, having found Blogger again and realized how many of my friends are also on Blogger.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Grevy's Zebra by Ann Ranlett

"Grevy's Zebra #2"
This original drawing is available in my ArtFire shop.
The drawing is standard ACEO format: 2.5" x 3.5"
Prismacolor colored pencil on black Canson Mi-Teintes paper.

-Ann (aka PaintDog)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

ACEO - white Arabian horse - acrylic painting.

This original acrylic horse painting I did last night is now listed on eBay. I've also included a gallery of my horse paintings, seems I'm doing a lot of horses, don't know why. Though this is my first acrylic, the others have been watercolor.
It's an ACEO - 2.5x3.5" on Canson canva-paper.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

ACEOs as posters ...

Today's special on Zazzle is for 60% off art prints and posters.

To celebrate I created a triptych (set 3) posters of my first series of alphabet ACEOs - all made using a book from the 1800s. This special is almost like buying one, and getting the other 2 free.

Would look really great framed and hanging as a set.*


Monday, December 7, 2009

The Angel, An ACEO perfect for christmas

Here's my newest feature, an adorable white german shepard dressed as an angel. You can purchased this original ACEO mixed-media painting at Buy The Angel

animal, dog, art card, angel, wings, white, halo

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

ACEO bargain ?????


This ACEO (2.5x3.5") watercolor took me 4 hours to paint.

"Innocence & The Black Sheep"

It's listed at an absolute BARGAIN PRICE.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A binder especially designed for your ACEO art collections.

Just created my first binder for sale on Zazzle.
Of course it HAD to be for ACEO collections (just add trading card sleeves).
I used images of my original ACEO collage alphabet series images, so HAD to call it A-Z.

Need something to store your ACEOs in?

Other products with my art on them:
Great gifts for Christmas - very unique.
Despite being on a commercial site, these are printed on demand. NOT mass-produced.*