An ACEO is a miniature work of art measuring 2.5 x 3.5 inches. ACEO stands for Art Card Edition or Original. These tiny paintings allow buyers to collect works of art in a convenient size which may be used in a collage, shadow box display, hung within a dollhouse, or wherever your imagination takes you.
I enjoy painting ACEO’s because the small size of the paintings, coupled with fast-drying acrylic paint, allows me to tackle more than one subject in a day. Acrylic works great for ACEO’s but can make for difficult blending in larger paintings due to its quick-drying nature.
Typically, each card starts as a blank piece of #140 mixed media paper. I don’t usually make any sketches on the paper, but instead create the picture as I go. Each original is a completely new painting with its own details and its own character. Two of my more popular series are my Seascape series and the Forbidden Forest series.