Thursday, October 24, 2013

Some more ACEO Halloween fun!

These are my 11th and 12th ACEO for Halloween. I have such fun creating these. The backing on the art card is a vintage Poe book from 1971. The old handwriting behind the transparency is from the turn of the 19-20th century - over 100 years old. The bat paper is old, too, though the printing of bats is current. I've added brads, then whatever seemed to pique my creativity to embellish and enhance these.
In particular it was fun to shrink down an old dictionary page, and use the image to put black cats on, then print and turn it all into a bunting/banner for the little girl witch art card.

I'm offering them for sale on eBay only at the moment. Why not check them out?
You'll find my Halloween listings HERE.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

7-10 in Halloween ACEO collage series.

Number 7-10 in a series. ACEO Halloween theme using unique papers, and vintage images. Some pages are over 100 years old, handwritten, and all are on a Poe book from the early 1970s. Original collages art cards. These are listed by me - artistjillian on eBay.  But thought you might like to see my collages using digital images.

Check out my Halloween listings HERE.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A series of ACEO art collages for Halloween.

Numbering my ACEO art cards was up to a number ending in 13, so instead of creating one ACEO with that number I am doing a mini series of Halloween original collage art cards.
I've completed the first 6 in this series, and not sure how many I'll continue doing, the elements used are the same, but the look is different for each. 

I use a page from a 1971 Edgar Allan Poe book, bats printed onto a very old book page, part of a ledger with handwriting over 100 years old. Vintage and antique images of Halloween themes printed onto a transparency, which is secured with metal brad shapes.

I then add a few elements that seem 'appropriate' for that particular image - these included antique and specialty papers, real leaves, and other things that just seem to 'fit'.

Fun to do.

I'm listing them on eBay - so you can see my Halloween art offerings HERE.
Or else view ALL my eBay art listings HERE.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

A new acrylic ACEO for Halloween - Skull & Roses

I spied this faux skull in a bed of blood red roses in Atlanta's famous Oakland Cemetery in 2007. They had decked out the cemetery for Halloween celebrations. 

I've wanted to paint if for a long time. I chose to do it in acrylics, as an ACEO (2.5x3.5"). I wanted the colors to be bold. Though I think at some stage I may do it as a larger watercolor.

Currently listed on eBay.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

June Theme Week Entry

Here is my entry in an eBay group's June theme week.

"The Fishes"

Thanks for looking.


Monday, June 3, 2013

ACEO watercolor - original painting Chinaman with Bird in Cage.

ACEO. 2.5x3.5" original watercolor painting. "The Bird Cage Holder" Part of Chinese stories and myths. I needed to 'zone out' today. Managed to paint this. Based on a wonderful Chinese character in a Chinese New Year celebration. Currently listed on eBay.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Current ACEO listings on eBay:

I currently have about 21 of my art works up on eBay. This is a dollhouse miniature (original art), done recently. Also ACEOs and SFA - Small Format Art (nothing over 14").
View all my listings here:
My website:
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

New ACEOs by Seattle Artist Nick Orban

"Downtown Seattle"
3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch - Acrylic Painting by Nick Orban

Available on eBay click here for details

"The Great Northwest Forest" 
3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch - Acrylic Plein Air Painting by Nick Orban
Available on eBay click here for details

"Sail Boats at Golden Gardens"
3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch - Acrylic Plein Air Painting by Nick Orban
Available on eBay click here for details

"View from Golden Gardens" 

3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch - Acrylic Plein Air Painting by Nick Orban
Available on eBay click here for details



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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Nibblefest entries for April 2013

Here are my aceo NFAC entries on eBay.  This month's theme is trees.

Bidding starts at only $.99.


"Mountain Sunset"

Thanks for looking.


Sunday, March 31, 2013

New Aceo Listing

I just listed this new mixed media aceo on eBay and I have several other aceos up.

"Dragon Face"

Thanks for looking and I hope you had a Happy Easter.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

"Morning Meadows" ACEO landscape with horses.

My first ACEO in nearly a year. "Morning Meadows" original watercolor painting. 2.5"x3.5". Autumn landscape with horses in Southern Oregon.

"Beautiful southern Oregon. "Picture Perfect" is what I thought when I woke up to this scene one morning. It was, but knew right away that I wanted to paint it. It's taken a while, but here it is. It wasn't easy. I see my flaws in it, but still shows the "Picture Perfectness" of this wonderful pastoral scene."