Instructional Video – Let’s Paint an ACEO

I have created a step-by-step video on how I paint an ACEO watercolor!

ACEO stands for Art Card Editions and Originals.

Miniature Painting – Caledonia Information

A 2.5 x 3.5 inch oil painting of the information center at Caledonia, Missouri. I used oil pastel sticks to paint this one. I used a reference photo of mine from a few years ago to paint this miniature.

Tom

Miniature Painting – Untitled

Untitled Oil Painting

I received a whole bunch of free mini canvas panels from a friend. She no longer wanted them, and knew I painted miniatures. They included line art already printed on them. I don’t need the line art, so I covered the canvas panels with gesso.

The above painting was completed from a reference photo given to me by my sister. This is my interpretation of the actual location. This was painted on March 17, and is still shiny with a few brush hairs stuck to it. I’ll remove the brush hairs after it has dried. Too easy to smudge while still wet.

Tom

Two in Two 

Here are a couple of miniature oil paintings from last week. Two paintings in two days! 

The first one was painted using my Altoids tin pochade box. I had a doctor’s appointment, and had to have blood drawn a couple of hours before my appointment. I decided not to sit in the waiting room for 2 hours, so I went to a local park and painted.

The second one was painted the next day while I was out getting grapes for grape jelly from a local grower near St. James, Missouri. The old depot was fixed up a few years ago and sits along the BNSF tracks that run through the town. It was a pleasant day!
Tom Conboy