Saturday, June 20, 2009

Father's Day ACEO watercolors

Back when I was a prolific "Ebay artist" I painted mostly ACEO (Art Cards Editions and Originals). They are baseball card size which is 2.5x3.5 inches. I painted them mostly in watercolors or occasionally used acrylics or oils. Those were the days before Ebay simply took the joy of creating and selling without worrying too much about making a good living out of painting. Here are three of my favorite Father's Day themed ACEO.

"Baby's First Man!" 2.5x3.5 inches watercolor on paper

"Summer Fishing for the Boys" 2.5x3.5 inches watercolor on paper

This last one is close to my heart as it is Lori Andrew's men. I fell in love with their matching chins! Thanks Lori!!!

"Chin Club/ Belong" 2.5x3.5 inches watercolor on paper

Fathers are very special especially for little girls! I hope nobody forgets to tell their dad they love them. I wish I could call my dad but he passed away in the mid-80's . However, I'm pretty sure he knew he was loved :)

I am currently in a group show that opened June 9th and will end July 3rd at the Art Center of the Ozarks. Now I'm just busy doing commission pieces until my next group show around the end of summer. I hope to jump back in DSDF again more regularly, but we'll see ;)

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the good men who go out of their way to bring up wholesome children by giving them all their loving support! It's not an easy job but it makes a big positive difference in the long run!


  1. thanks, sweetie for an inspiring post. The paintings are good, always. How does next week look for you guys?

  2. Beautiful watercolor paintings, full of love, and perfect for Father's Day! Keep up the good work, Erika.
    By the way, I haven't gone back to Japan yet, but ordered the brushes a couple of months ago. They are waiting for me in Japan. lol Will let you know when I get them here, probably later this year.

  3. Hi Vicki I miss you Red! Scott is rarely available but what do you have in mind? xox

  4. LOL Akiko, I haven't used my Japanese brush again until I know I'll get more hahaha! I'm glad you like my ACEO Mz ACEO mistress! ;)

  5. What beautiful ACEOs. You can place so much beauty on such a small format. Maybe you can open up a gallery in Yo-ville too.

  6. Sheila how clever is that??? I think I will. I'll have to check out how expensive those frames are lol

  7. What touching Father's Day paintings. The the close up of the Father and Son is so beautiful!

  8. Thank you Gwen, the Andrews pic touched me too that's why I painted it. I always tend to love seeing fathers with their children. I guess it's because I just haven't seen enough of that moment; most tend to be seen with their Moms.


Thank you for taking the time to comment ~Erika