ACEO of the Week – 05/20/17

May 20, 2017
Landscape #11

Landscape #11
3.5″ x 2.5″
acrylic on Bristol Board
©2011 Dawn Blair
SOLD

 

Often, I’m very glad when I see ACEO’s go off to someone’s home. It cleans out my space and gives me the urge to paint new ones. This is one I wish I had kept. I still kick myself for not keeping this one. Maybe that means I’ll get inspired to paint a larger piece. We shall see, won’t we?

Trust me on this: if you ever see a piece of art you want, buy it before someone else does. You might regret not having that piece later. There are a couple works by other artists I wish I had. One piece I’m thinking of now was a beautiful gesha painting. The artist, a girl much younger than me, passed away suddenly a couple weeks ago. Very sad. I think about all the art she had within her that is now lost to the world. And, I’m certain the gesha painting is far beyond my grasp now as I’m sure that if she still had it at the time of her death, there is no way that her family is parting with it now. Understandably.

And, if you have art (whatever that is: painting, writing, poetry, cooking, sewing, creating a loving home, taking care of your family, whatever – everyone has something that is an “art” for them) in you, don’t let it remain there. Get it out.

If you don’t think you can, check out last week’s blog for a reminder. Time is the commodity you are given in your life, but you have no idea how much has been doled out to you. Use it wisely. Imagine the possibilities. Then act. How you spend your time and what you give back to those around you is your rent for living. Make sure you give value for having lived.


ACEO of the Week – 05/06/17

May 6, 2017
Evening Tree #9

Evening Tree #9
3.5″ x 2.5″
acrylic on Bristol Board
©2011 Dawn Blair
SOLD

Looking up and dreaming about everything that’s out there among the stars.

I’d really hate for this to be the only planet with life on it in our whole universe.

Is it any wonder that I write about other worlds?


ACEO of the Week – 04/1/17

April 1, 2017
magical-landscape-2017-4

Magical Landscape 2017-4
3.5″ x 2.5″
acrylic on Bristol Board
©2017 Dawn Blair
For Sale

Happy April Fool’s Day.

I have no joke to play on your today. Instead, you can see another beautiful ACEO. This is the other ACEO I promised you awhile back that was inspired by the PicsArt app.

Rather than pulling pranks on other people, why don’t you check out the ACEO’s I have on auction? It’ll be a much better use of your time, I promise.


ACEO of the Week – 03/25/17

March 25, 2017
a-dozen-wishes

A Dozen Wishes
3.5″ x 2.5″
acrylic on Bristol Board
©2010 Dawn Blair
SOLD

This was inspired by a meteor shower I’d seen where there were so many meteorites blazing nearly at once that they were hard to count. Really a spectacular sight.

Find your adventure now.


ACEO of the Week – 03/11/17

March 11, 2017
tree-2017-3

Tree 2017-3
3.5″ x 2.5″ acrylic on Bristol Board
©2017 Dawn Blair
For Sale

Look at the big crack in the tree. I wonder what caused it? Do you think it’s hollow inside? What could live in the tree? Oh the questions I have.

Check out this ACEO and more on ebay.


Fairy Wisps

June 24, 2016
Fairy Wisp 1644003 5x7 acrylic 150dpi

Fairy Wisp 5″x7″ acrylic on canvas © Dawn Blair

While out dreaming one day, I hadn’t realized that it had gotten so late. Maybe I had fallen asleep to take a nap. As the sun started to drop in the sky, I realized how late it had gotten and figured I probably best be making my way back. As I rose, I saw a little fairy coming out of the bushes. Quickly, I made a wish.

The painting is currently available for sale on Etsy.

Or on my Zibbet store if you prefer.

 

 


Still on top of the world!

September 26, 2015
Top of the World 48" x 30" acrylic on wrapped canvas Work in process #4 Dawn Blair ©2015

Top of the World
48″ x 30″ acrylic on wrapped canvas
Work in process #4
Dawn Blair ©2015

Here I’ve got most of the post blocked in.

Top of the World 48" x 30" acrylic on wrapped canvas Work in process #5 Dawn Blair ©2015

Top of the World
48″ x 30″ acrylic on wrapped canvas
Work in process #5
Dawn Blair ©2015

My next step is to work on the candle. Below is a closeup of the candle.

Top of the World 48" x 30" acrylic on wrapped canvas Work in process #5 Candle closeup Dawn Blair ©2015

Top of the World
48″ x 30″ acrylic on wrapped canvas
Work in process #5 Candle closeup
Dawn Blair ©2015

It’s a little strange how quickly the sky came together compared to how long it took me to do the candle and the pole. I’m sure it’s mostly a mental thing, but still… Just weird, that’s all I’m saying.

I still have the lantern and the foreground landscaping to go. Stay tuned for more pictures.