The Countess 10 of #29faces,30 paintings

It’s been fun making cards this month. I’m part of a group on Facebook called ATC swapilicious and ACEO and they always have a theme we can chose to use in case we’d like some inspiration. The past couple of days have been ABC themed,thus my A is for Alien princess,B is for A “beary” sad girl.

Today’s painting is C is for Countess.

IMG_6122I’m still debating within myself as to whether it’s an ATC or ACEO but I should know soon. (ATCs are made to trade with others ACEOs are made in order to sell.) I had been planning to make a gallery on here of ATCs that are up for trade but I’m in limbo right now-I want a self hosted site and then I don’t. I love the community here but I run into issues with my widgets. I like the easy access to other blogs but I’m not crazy about the web address when I’m telling people where they can find me. I’ve run into similar issues with selling my stuff as well. I want to go through eBay because I like the idea of letting my art go for whatever bid it fetches but my husband has had issues with eBay before so he’s against that route. I love etsy but I’m unsure how to price things.

Sometimes you just have to do what you feel in your gut is right though. And I’m ready to just take a leap now I think.

Info:

The Countess

3 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches
Mixed Media,acrylic and colored pencil
She was painted on an Pre-bordered card.
I’m sharing her with Leslie Saeta’s 30paintings 30 days and Ayala Art’s 29 faces.

29 faces

And in case these posts have felt a little women and girl heavy,I do plan on working on a few male faces next.

 

My Fairy girl,#1 of #30paintings and #29faces

Happy first of September! This month I am challenging myself to paint more by joining the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge* and the #29 faces* challenge.

I do not have a theme, I plan to paint ACEOS, canvases and on watercolor paper. I’m hoping to launch an etsy shop this month so this challenge should help me have lots of stuff to put into it.:)

fairy girl

My first painting is called “My Fairy Girl”, she is an ACEO, 2.5 x 3.5 inches on Strathmore Bristol paper and painted with acrylics.

 

*30 paintings in 30 days is a challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta which encourages other painters to get into their studios and paint. You can out more about the challenge and see Leslie’s fantastic artwork here.

*29 faces is a challenge run by Ayala Arts and it’s a challenge to try new things and explore painting,drawing or collaging 29 faces during the month of September. You can find out more about this great challenge here .