White Oriental Lilies are so beautiful against a red background, I thought they would be a good subject for an ACEO on my eBay auction this week. So let’s get started. A pen and ink sketch is first made to plan the basic design. As a special treat we are including this original sketch with the ACEO in my auction. You can win TWO Senkarik originals! Next the outlines of the flowers are drawn with an oil wash on the acrylic linen canvas. To see any of these images larger just click on the picture.
A few of the leaves are blocked in and then the red background is worked around the outlines of the flowers. The red is made darker at the top, getting gradually lighter and brighter as I move downward.
For those of you not familiar with the acronym ACEO it stands for Art Cards Editions and Originals. The miniature paintings are the size of a baseball trading card, 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches. This category of art has become increasingly popular on eBay the last couple of years. Many of my collectors have framed these little gems in a traditional frame with a mat about 4 inches wide. The ones we’ve seen look really nice. ACEOs also make wonderful gifts!
The shadows of the Lilies are made with blues and lavenders. Pure white is reserved for the highlights.
Captivating Lilies ACEO Original Oil Painting
Let Captivating Lilies capture your heart and bring a touch of the garden into your home. Remember, as a bonus I’m giving my original Pen and Ink Sketch for the ACEO to the winner. This drawing is a piece of art suitable for framing. You will win TWO Senkarik Originals in the auction, the sketch and the ACEO Oil Painting, Captivating Lilies.
Bidding begins at a penny. The auction ends Sunday, July 1 at 8 PM Texas Time (Central Time Zone).
HAVE FUN! Hugs, Mikki Senkarik