This year, after being inspired to do so by Cobs herself (She of the Cobweborium Emporium), I’m attempting to create some versions of ACTs/ACEOs in watercolour. As a brief explanation, ACEOs are Art Cards, Editions, and Originals and ATCs are Artist Trading Cards; with the intention of one (ACEOs) to be sold, and the other (ATCs) to be traded. Now, neither selling nor giving them away is my intention, hence I’m only creating versions of them, not actual ATCs/ACEOs. Oh, and I forgot to mention, there’s a size limit. As the name ‘Trading Card’ may imply, these little works of art have to be exactly 2.5inches by 3.5inches. So, not much room for work. Not much room for error either, for that matter!
I’m also going on safari. So fari, so goody! Hehehe!
I haven’t painted in watercolour for a while, so I’m a little rusty, and painting on something not much larger than a postage stamp also has its challenges (ooh, me back!) but I had fun with this first one. A baby giraffe, resting on a hot sunny afternoon. It could be a Saturday, but no, as it’s Sunday here, it’s Sunday there as well. Wherever there is!
So, first of all, here’s the painting beside a fifty pence piece, just so you get a feel for the size:
And now, a closer look at the painting:
There isn’t a great deal of detail, just enough to make out the giraffe shape. And a good old sploshing of watercolour around!
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