New this week, I’ve decided to try painting mini-sized oils. This is a great way to simplify your paintings by not getting into too much detail. And since I like big, gestural bold brushstrokes, this is a great exercise for me.
This small oil is on 2.5 x 3.5 watercolour paper that was primed with gesso. You need to prime the paper as the oil in the paint may react with the paper over time.
Paintings on paper this size are called ACEOs (Art Card Originals and Editions) or ATCs (artist trading cards) and they are a collectible item.
I am going to be holding an art show soon and think these would make great affordable gifts. Next on my list is to find things to mount these onto. Copper? Wood? Bark? Greeting card? I dunno. I will try it all.
Nothing beats living with original art in your home. I have nothing but originals in mine. Many are kitschy vintage works I picked up from garage sales for a dime, but they are real and I love them.
Oh, and I’m starting a series. This one is called Good Morning Sunshine, and it’s paintings of the mornings here in St. John’s, Newfoundland. With our own special timezone, we are the first to greet the morning in all of North America. I’m not a morning person, but it’s making me want to be one. Kind of.
This painting is from a snap I took of Fort Amherst and its lighthouse on my walk 2 days ago at 9 am. I think that’s the earliest I’ve ever been out on Signal Hill.
Good morning sunshine #1, Fort Amherst.
oil on gessoed paper
2.5 x 3.5
Day 21 of #30paintingsin30days