Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Two new ACEOs

Here are my two newest ACEOs. (For those who don't know, ACEOs are small works of art, the size of baseball trading cards.)

One is a mixed-media piece celebrating the fruit of the vine:

Mixed media (including acrylics, India ink, patterned paper, handmade textured mulberry paper, faux gold leaf, and a professionally printed image of a glass of wine, from one of my original oil paintings).

The next one is an autumn-themed piece:

Illuminators of Autumn
Watercolors and India ink

This will be my entry in the WWAO monthly exhibition for October. The theme for that exhibition is "Illuminations of the Unseen". I have titled this ACEO "Illuminators of Autumn", which is a bit of a play on words. The border on it is a Celtic knotwork design, and in the middle ages, the pictures in the manuscripts were called "illuminations", so the scribes who did them were called "illuminators". The inside shows a fairy painting a face on a jack-o-lantern, and another fairy sprinkling fall leaves in the air. Since the fairies are small, they would go unseen in their work. Although they are hard to see in the small image, there are little spiderwebs and acorns inside the knotwork at the corners.

I seem to be focused on small pieces this week...

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