I really wish I had more time to myself to paint these little watercolors. I am quite enjoying them. I think it's not only the learning a new process thing, but also that I don't have to make them look like anything. Most of our art pieces have to end up looking like something (a rocket or portrait...)  or performing some function (like holding up a table). I have

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ACEO Watercolor Skier

Watercolor Skier ACEO

I am trying new techniques in my watercolor paintings. The result I'm hoping for is to figure out which would be best for an upcoming children's book that I'm writing. It has a lot of flowers and bunnies and such in it, but the simplistic, very muted colors that I see in most bunny children's books just doesn't do it for me. I want vivid, rich, beautiful, so I'm trying various things with these ACEOs to see what I like best for my new book.

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Butterfly ACEO

I've been having fun with both the small format of ACEOs (art cards), and also the watercolor techniques. Since most of my paintings are usually done with acrylics on glass, having the white paper as a start and then having the paints absorb into it are new for me. It takes a lot of getting used to.  The biggest thing is getting used to working from back to front

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My First ACEO!

So, I've wanted to play more with the watercolors, so I thought that would be a good way to start - little ACEOs Enjoy The Full Story...
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More Little Watercolors

Larry's First ACEO

I've gotten a great response for the little watercolor I posted of Shadow, so here is another one I did a bit ago. This is of Larry, our beautiful Maine Coon tuxedo boy. He is from a kaboodle of 5 abandoned kittens we rescued (yes, we're suckers for cuties....)

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