Jorgen Klausen, photographer and owner of the Klausen Gallery designed this fabulous poster for the upcoming group exhibit taking place on May 7, 2010 during the next Saint John Gallery Hop.
Both Milton the Fish and Annabelle the Fish are featured on the poster.
I am madly working on those ACEO’s. I have four more to finish then must scan them and bring them over to the gallery. I will post the final scans to the blog so that you can see them to. I will have both open edition and limited edition ACEO prints, originals and boxed sets of ACEO’s on hand at the show.
An ACEO stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals. They must always measure 2.5 by 3.5 inches and can be created with any medium. They are the exact size of a hockey or Magic trading card. And trust me, they do look lovely matted and framed into an 8×10 inch frame.
Hope to see you out at the Gallery Hop! xo
I began adding watercolour to the ACEO’s for the upcoming Saint John Gallery Hop. There are 16 new ACEO’s in total that I am madly working on for this show. The final step will be to add coloured pencil on top of the watercolour and perhaps a little bit more detailed pen and ink work.
These originals will not be listed for sale online in my Etsy shop. However, when they are completed I will blog them and give you the option to buy them right here from the blog. You can see the first step in how I began creating these ACEO’s in the previous post.
Life is good! Hope you are well!
The Saint John Gallery Hop is fast approaching and I have been busy working on new pieces for the miniature ACEO group show being held at the Klausen Art Gallery. I thought I’d share with you some progress shots to illustrate how many of the illustrations I create begin.
All of these drawings are created with Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens on archival mat board that Mr. Klausen pre-cut and gave to me the last time I was in to visit. I keep most of my pens inside a chocolate tin that my Mom gave me. I have four of these tins. They’re great for art supply storage!
I wanted to draw something other than florals so I began drawing wine bottles using sepia, sanguine and black inks while I was out enjoying a glass of wine at Happinez two weeks ago. Happinez is a little wine bar located on Princess St. in Uptown Saint John, NB. They serve wine from all over the world. It has a wonderful ambient atmosphere and the clientele tends to be aged 25 and up.
On May 7th, 2010 which is the next Saint John Gallery Hop, I’ll be exhibiting and selling my miniature artworks; namely ACEO’s at the Klausen Gallery in Uptown Saint John with other miniature artists in the city. It is the first show of it’s kind in this area.
An ACEO stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals. They must always measure 2.5 by 3.5 inches and can be created in any medium on any surface. They are a great way to collect affordable art. ACEO’s are the standard size of a Hockey and/or Magic trading cards.
David Hayward of NakedPastor will also be exhibiting and selling his work at the show along with about 10 other artsists.
I will have ACEO mini prints, limited edition ACEO mini prints and ACEO originals for sale. Matting and framing will be available on site to, as the Klausen Gallery is also a picture framing gallery. Over the next few weeks as I prepare for the show I’ll be posting to this blog some ACEO’s that you’ve likely not seen. Some are available for purchase in my Etsy Shop. And if there is one you see that you need to buy and it not listed in my art shop simply let me know and we can set something up.
I am also working on my own shop that will be tied into this blog. It is set to open in a few weeks hopefully!
The original Bethany ACEO is listed for sale in my Etsy Shop.
I drew each card with Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens (India Ink), Pilot pen (Opaque white ink) and Prismacolor Colored pencil on antique & vintage wallpapers that I salvaged when renovating my house last year.
An ACEO stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals. They can be created with any medium on any surface but must adhere to the standard size of 2.5 by 3.5 inches.
I am thinking of making a box out of the vintage wallpaper to house these cards in that is similar to this box of cards. Once the box is done I’ll list the whole set in the shop. It’ll likely be priced around $1000.
And below is a detail of three of the cards.
And isn’t life (only) what we perceive it to be?
Each miniature original was drawn with india ink, pilot pens and opaque white ink on various acid free card stock and are available in the Original Art/Aceo Section of the shop.
Keep an eye out for much larger 10 to 19 inch prints in the shop. They ARE coming soon! Because my miniatures are very detailed in nature I can scan them at obscenely high resolutions and am able to print them out at much larger sizes all the while retaining that detail. And so many of you have been requesting larger sizes… hang tight. They are on their way very soon. Likely in May xo
I love Spring. Life in general seems easier. No more snow to shovel. It’s finally melting by the way. Trees begin to blossom and flourish giving birth to new ideas, adventures and it all just makes me happy.
Each original Pussy Willow drawing was created with india ink, sepia hued ink and opaque white ink on various cardstock that I house in the studio.
It’s amazing how using the same technique and colours on various papers yields a different effect and result each time.
Each can be found and purchased in print format and also a few of the original drawings are still available for purchase in my Art Shop. Simply do a search for “Pussy Willow” once there to bring up the both the originals and prints.
Happy Spring Everyone!
For a while there… nothing was coming together; ink lines, paper cuts, pens with caps off, all were left wandering aimlessly in the studio with unfinished lines, scraps of paper and ideas yet to bear fruit. That kind of sums up the last few months of my life.