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Friday, February 26, 2010

Original new watercolor painting – Large Still Life

Lemon Lime

I’ve just added two new ACEO’s to my shop.

I created this first one as a part of a challenge in my watercolor group.  “Lemon-Lime”  was painted with just 3 pigments – a red, a blue and a yellow. This was really fun. I often rely on the fantastic pigments produced by my favorite companies, but it was a great exercise to create with a limited palette and mix my own colors.lemon lime challenge

This is a scan of the ACEO before I trimmed it. You can see the three pigments I used on the side and under it are some of the mixes I created and used.

You can click on either picture to find this ACEO in my Etsy shop!

While I had my palette prepared with these three colors, I decided to try painting a landscape I had sketched out. It is the view of Mt. Hood, Oregon, that we get when we have a clear day! I’m really pleased with what I could do, again, with just 3 pigments!

Mt Hood ACEO

Again, you can click on the picture to see the Mt. Hood ACEO in my shop!

Thanks for stopping by the ACETSY blog!

~Melanie  from             The Creators Palette

© Melanie Pruitt 2010 

Please do not copy or reproduce – thank you!

February Challenge

Eleven Fifty Six
by Artist Rita Squier

Original Watercolor Painting
ACEO - Art Card
Size: 2.5 x 3.5 inches

I'm on day 26 of my Painting A Day Challenge for the Month of February. It has been going so well. I haven't missed a day yet! Although I did come close one day, I remembered at 11:56 pm that I had not done a painting. I jumped out of bed and went right into my studio and whipped up this little floral painting. I looked at the clock and it read 11:59 pm. Phew! One minute to spare! Out of all the paintings I have created this month, this one is a keeper for my private collection.

More of my Original Watercolor ACEOs from my Painting A Day for the Month of February Challenge can be found in my

Thank you all for the support and camaraderie!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Painting A Day Challenge

Forest Gems
by Artist Rita Squier

Original Watercolor Painting
ACEO - Art Card
Size: 2.5 x 3.5 inches

This little painting was created on February 5th. I am doing at least one Painting a Day for the Month of February Challenge. So far I have been successful at painting at least two paintings each day. Today I was able to create 4 ACEOs. You can follow my challenge on my blog if you like:

Monday, February 1, 2010

Insects & Flowers

This is the "Honey-Bee".  A 2.5” x 3.5” inch Limited Edition of ACEO Print [Edition of 50] of a Digital Collage from my Insects & Flowers series – incorporating old engravings and photographs of flowers taken during walks in my local botanical garden.

To see more from this series and other ACEOs please visit my Shop.  Thanks for taking the time to look! All the best to all the wonderful ACEO artists out there.


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