Painting available through auction
painting available through auction
- You feel productive.
- You learn how to paint quickly and efficiently.
- You learn how to simplify.
- You get to experiment with new techniques without wasting supplies.
- You can use your scraps.
- You can try out new styles,colors, subjects
- They look great frames
- They can be studies for larger works.
- It is a great way to practice and get your 'miles of canvas' under your belt.
ACEO stands for "Art Cards, Editions and Originals". These cards have one main rule - they are 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches - the size of a trading card. The reason for this is, of course, that Art Cards are made to be traded! But while artists were happily trading cards, the general public was left out in the cold, having no Art Cards to trade. A group of artists realized this, and quickly made their cards available for sale at remarkably low prices so that everyone could join in the fun!
Cards are also sold either as originals or editions. Make sure you know which you are buying! If it is a print it should say so, and it should be numbered and signed, usually on the back.
Where to get Artist Trading Card Supplies
Jerry’s Artarama has a good selection of ATC supplies including papers, mats, storage bags. See the direct link for a list of ATC supplies they carry.
Blick online store carries Strathmore papers in special ATC sizes.
A Squidoo lens (website) that regularly updates aceo supplies that are listed on Ebay with current prices and bids
If you would like to try some smaller paintings look for tomorrow's post where I will share some tips for small format paintings!