Tuesday, September 25, 2007


'Homegrown' - Acrylic ACEO - Work in progress
(ACEO are collectable art Cards sized 2.5 x 3.5 inches)

My Mum brought some of her home grown tomatoes over at the weekend so I took three into the studio and started a new ACEO. I'm posting it now in this stage, just 5 mins into the piece, because it is a whole new approach for me, blocking colours in with no sketch, working loose and I love the look. It appears my summer sketching has allowed me the confidence to approach painting differently, the detail freak still lingers within and I am not done with her yet but I get so much enjoyment out of working this loosely. My recent self portraits in acrylic were created the same way and I think this technique is born of my sub conscience aim to tackle oils again this Winter, I had but a short time with them after last Christmas before my Location sketching began.

I managed to capture the tomatoes again in my small moleskin sketchbook, this time in ink and coloured pencil.

I'll finish by mentioning my new Imagekind Print Shop, which you can view on the right hand side of this blog just above my Greeting Card Universe Shop. Affordable, stress free quality cards and prints at your fingertips just in time for a spot of Christmas shopping!


Anonymous said...

Holy smokes- that's an ACEO??? It's fabulous- love it!

Anita Davies said...

Christeen, your reaction made me smile...Thankyou so much!