Wednesday, August 12, 2009

"Mirror Image" ACEO Acrylic Painting

Mirror Image ACEO
2.5 x 4.5 inches
Acrylics on Colourfix Paper
Here is my latest ACEO. I must say I find doing the acrylic paintings much slower than the coloured pencil on drafting film, but it is always good to try new mediums. I am interested whether visitors have a preference for one medium over another with my art. I find it easier to get a crisp, bright image with the coloured pencils on drafting film, but I feel sometimes those buying art value paintings more. This little painting is available to purchase from my ebay store.
Cheers to all :))

7 comments:

Mona said...

This is another lovely one Karen. You seem to handle both the acrylic and the colored pencil so well, it would be hard for me to choose a preference of one over the other, just in viewing the art.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

You are so lovely with your comments Mona, Thankyou :))

Carol Andre' said...

Absolutely adorable piece- and a great idea. I must say you have a way with either medium. I suspect you may be right about people's perception of acrylics over colored pencils, altho I think that may be changing. Hope so.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Thank you so much Carol, I do hope so too - they are definitely undervalued.

DEB said...

Karen, this is adorable! I'll be curious if you find that one medium sells better than another too. For years, I've been trying to convince my commissions that it's okay to paint them on smooth paper instead of canvas. To this day, I have yet to get a commission of a building or pet or person on anything smooth. They all want the look of canvas, even though I explain that I can provide so much more detail if they'd just let me gesso it or use something else.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Is that for larger works or miniatures Deb? I think people who buy miniatures generally prefer lots of detail, so probably aren't so fussy about canvas, but that must be very frustrating for you when you like to do detail.

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Karen, this is so sweet! You do both so well, do what YOU like for the fit of the subject.