Saturday, November 30, 2013

What is an ACEO? More about small format art.

"Green Eyes"
2.5 by 3.5 inches
Watercolor with Acrylic embellishments
by Artist Linda L Martin
Available in her Every Day Art Store
On Etsy
An ACEO is a Miniature work of art that is 2.5 by 3.5 inches and can fit into a standard baseball card sleeve.  ACEO stands for Art Card Edition or Original.  This miniature format has been around for centuries, however became the most popular during the Victorian Era when miniature art became a fad among wealthy collectors.  According to one account I read,  several hundred years ago artists who wanted to compare styles with other artists or show potential patrons their skills, would take small  scraps of canvas or primed board and paint in miniature. These tiny cards acted as business cards for the artists and also were much easier to carry around than their larger works.

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Under $20 art For the Holidays! Christmas!!

Stars and Holly
Christmas Horse ACEO
2.5 by 3.5 inches
Acrylic on Watercolor Paper
by Linda L Martin
Original Painting listed on
Linda's Every Day Art Store
 For the last few weeks I have been re-listing on Etsy some wonderful collectible original miniature ACEO’s. These original paintings have not been listed on etsy since 2010. If you need a last minute hostess gift or stocking stuffer one of these might just fit. You can mount and frame them as miniature paintings or slip them into an envelope for a niece or nephew that lives far away. These are wonderful in stand-alone frames to bring out for the holidays or as groupings to hang on your wall.

2.5 by 3.5 inches
Acrylic on Watercolor Paper
by Linda L Martin
Original Painting listed on
Linda's Every Day Art Store

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Friday, November 15, 2013

My Christmas painting for 2013

The Grand Unveiling!! 
My Christmas 2013 Painting: 
 "A Donkey for Christmas"

A Donkey For Christmas now Available as Cards from Zazzle.
 I love working on these little whimsy paintings.  It is sweet and innocent and yes, it is based on the cardinals in my yard and a wild burro that hopefully will be adopted through the WH&B Internet Adoption  that ends Tuesday November 19th at noon.

There are still a variety of these wild burros that need homes as well as a number of  wild horses. If you know of anyone who might be interested in starting the adventure of adopting and gentling a wild horse why not send them one of my new note cards for Christmas and tell them about wild horse or burro adoption. If they adopt and have never gentled a wild horse before I can even give resources of experienced horse handlers who can guide them through the process.

I hope you will keep watching my blog in future days as I share more of my art and products. The original painting is not for sale at this time, however the  cards are available on  my* shop on  Zazzle

Friday, November 01, 2013

TWO SALES ON ETSY!!!! First Friday Art Walk Etsy!! Come Join Us!!

Well today is the day for First Friday Art Walk Etsy.  Just Search FirstFridayArtWalk when you get to to find all of the neat items and specials set up for this, the First Friday in November!

I have two sales going on. One in my Every Day Art Store at The code for this one is: FFAW20132  This sale is 25% off on alls sales  $25 and over. These are single or combined from any item in my shop and in addition to items already marked down. Now is the time to purchase miniature art and select from the number of prints and watercolors available.
"The Tenant House"
7.5 by 9 inches Original Watercolor
by Linda L Martin
Use the FFAW2032 Code to receive the Discount 25%
Sale Ends November 3, 2013

The Second Sale for First Friday Art Walk  is in  my  Mustang A Day Challenge Store at  
 The code for this one is FFAW1NOV This sale is 25% off all sales single or combined of $100 or more.  This is a perfect time to pick up that original painting you wanted of your favorite wild horse.
"Jet of Sand Wash Basin"
8 by 10 Original Acrylic on  Canvas Board
by Linda L Martin
Use the FFAW1NOV Code to receive the 25% discount when you check out of Etsy.
Sale Ends November 3rd, 2013 

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