ACEO Painting – February 16, 2018

February 16, 2018

Another ACEO I painted last weekend. I think I’m finally starting to get the hang of painting on these canvas sheets. Practice, practice, practice.

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Landscape
3.5″ x 2.5″
acrylic on canvas
©2018 Dawn Blair

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ACEO Painting – February 13, 2018

February 13, 2018

Here’s a new ACEO I painted last weekend:

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Landscape
3.5″ x 2.5″
acrylic on canvas
©2018 Dawn Blair


ACEO- February 2, 2018

February 2, 2018

Happy Groundhogs Day.

Here’s a recently painted ACEO. Don’t mistake it for me painting; that hasn’t happened, though I do hope to do some this weekend. Wish me luck on that.


Another ACEO

January 23, 2018

Here’s another new ACEO.


Painting progress – January 20, 2018

January 20, 2018

A couple ACEO’s that I finished.

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Landscape
3.5″ x 2.5″
acrylic on canvas
©2018 Dawn Blair

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Landscape
3.5″ x 2.5″
acrylic on canvas
©2018 Dawn Blair

I can’t say that I like working on this canvas material. I have a whole bunch of it from when I first started painting. I figured I’d try to use it up. I just can’t say that I’m a fan. I much prefer Bristol Board to paint the ACEO’s on. Lesson learned I guess.

Or maybe it just means that I need to get better.

Could be both.


Paintings – August 18, 2017

August 19, 2017

Science fiction author, Robert A. Heinlein, created a set of rules for authors to follow. The very first one is: You must write.

I have been following his rules for writing for a year now. If you’ve been following my writing during this time, you’ve seen it.

What I haven’t been doing (not just in the last year, but for several years actually) is painting. It has been so very hard for me to paint since my mother’s death. I don’t know why. I can’t even say that event triggered anything in me to stop painting — it’s just that’s a vivid marker in my life. I just slowly ground to a halt with the painting. Not because I wanted to either. I love pictures and images and every time I’d go looking to get inspired, I would until that moment I went to sit down. Then it all fell apart and I would just not paint.

Recently, I had someone ask me: Aren’t you a painter, and a good artist in my opinion, so why do you want to write? Read the rest of this entry »


ACEO of the Week – 07/01/17

July 1, 2017
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Trinity Tree #1c
3.5″ x 2.5″
acrylic on Bristol Board
©2008 Dawn Blair
SOLD

The third and final in a series of three trees that I did. They were meant to be hung up side by side as a matching set. Done back in 2008.