Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Couple Miniatures for Tiny Treasures

Both paintings 2.5x3.5 inches, acrylic on watercolor paper

I was approached by a person online who wanted me to create an artist trading card sized painting of a raven, with the understanding she would send me something she had done.  I haven't gotten into ATCs very much, but since I enjoy working small I did a little series.  Each card started out with some altered tissues and National Geographic pages, but all that ended up being buried under acrylic paint.  What remains is the texture, which was, in the end, impossible for me to photograph without getting reflections.  If I had photographed before I varnished, I would have been OK, but I got impatient.  That's not a good thing.

I plan to send these small paintings to the Wisconsin Regional Art Program for their annual Tiny Treasures fund raiser.  Artists create ATC sized paintings, pay a small fee, then the paintings are all sold to raise money for the organization.  In addition, the entries are judged.  There are some cash awards, and the winners are printed in a pocket calendar.  I was happy last year to have my painting chosen for the cover of the calendar. 


Anns Art said...

What a brilliant pair of paintings you have the sound too of using other texture, the effect looks great. The ATC project looks interesting and a good thing to join in where it will help others.

Monique said...

These look just gorgeous, Sherry!