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 – 04/15/17

April 15, 2017
space-2014-4

Space 2014-4
3.5″ x 2.5″
acrylic on Bristol Board
©2014 Dawn Blair
SOLD

If today weren’t a Saturday, chances are it would be tax day. If you still aren’t done with your taxes, tick-tock! I thought I’d bring everyone an ACEO to remind you that this universe is much bigger than we recall when we are dealing with everyday stuff. Here’s a glimpse of the universe as a tree grows against a nebula. How many planets and stars are currently being formed in that nebula? Just remember, that even when we feel so out of control in our lives, there is something so much bigger that is orchestrating everything perfectly. Aren’t you glad that we don’t have to be in control of how the planets rotate and orbit along with everything else like doing our taxes?  Yeah, puts things in perspective, doesn’t it?

Find the art that brings you peace now.


Work in Process – Space Nebula

September 24, 2015

This is an 8″x10″ wood panel. I knew I wanted to do a space painting. Here’s the start:

Space Nebula Work in process Dawn Blair ©2015

Space Nebula
Work in process
Dawn Blair ©2015

Wow. Space.

Yep, that’s the easy part.

I wasn’t really sure how this was going to work out when I started the piece. I don’t often paint on wood panel (it’s been a really, really long time – like since I was airbrushing a lot, so years!). I wasn’t really sure how or if it was going to turn out. So, I don’t have any paintings of in-between. I wish I did, partially for my own reference of building up all the layers. Anyway, here is the next one I do have. The painting is nearly complete here. Still some work to be done, but it’s very close.

Space Nebula Work in process Dawn Blair ©2015

Space Nebula
Work in process
Dawn Blair ©2015

I hope to post one soon of the finished piece.


Work in Progress — Space (ACEO)

September 21, 2015
Space ACEO Work in process Dawn Blair ©2015

Space ACEO
Work in process
Dawn Blair ©2015

So I had this really cool start to an ACEO. It was so beautiful. I thought I’d turn it into a space landscape.

Well, the landscape didn’t go so well. In fact, the more I tried to get it to work (a.k.a. forcing the process) the worse it got.

I finally ditched the colorful clouds I had here and started over, sort of. I worked part of the new wet paint over the dry paint and started pulling out this nebula from beneath.

It now looks like a dragon spitting a fireball, but I think it’s a pretty neat nebula. Don’t you?

Space ACEO Work in process Dawn Blair ©2015

Space ACEO
Work in process
Dawn Blair ©2015

I still have some work to do on it, but it’ll come. In the meanwhile, I’m having fun painting space.

“Space! I’m in space!” Space Core – Portal 2


Cosmos

July 21, 2015
Cosmos #4315012 4x4 on wrapped canvas Dawn Blair ©2015

Cosmos #4315012
4×4 on wrapped canvas
Dawn Blair ©2015

How about a trip into space today? I thought it might be fun to visit a nearby nebula. Are you up for an adventure? (click the link to find out more)

Moonlight Night is also now available if you’d prefer to go exploring through some ruins.

Until our next adventure!


Space ACEO

November 7, 2014
Space 2014-8 2.5" x 3.5" ACEO acrylic on bristol Dawn Blair ©2014

Space 2014-8
2.5″ x 3.5″ ACEO acrylic on bristol
Dawn Blair ©2014

Currently available on eBay.

Sometimes it’s just fun to imagine what’s out there…