An ACEO Diptych

We had a wonderful Collector Event at the Fredericksburg Art Gallery on Saturday, St. Patrick’s Day. The Stricklands and their staff were so accommodating and gracious. Time was far too short, we didn’t get to visit with our collectors nearly enough, but everyone had a lot of fun. It will take me a few days to get the pictures together but I’ll post them as soon as I can, hopefully by the end of the week. Keep checking back. In the meantime I’ll show you my latest auction on eBay.

I decided to challenge myself to paint an ACEO Diptych for my eBay auction this week. A Diptych is two separate pieces of art that are designed to be able to stand alone or work, side by side, as one painting and framed together. Here are the step by step pictures as the ACEOs are painted at the same time.

ACEO stands for Art Cards Editions and Originals. All paintings in this eBay category measure 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches, the size of a baseball card and are signed on the back. Several of my collectors have won these little gems and framed them with a large white mat, about 4 inches wide, in a traditional frame. The ones I’ve seen look really cool.

It’s fun working on the two pieces together, but I really have to think ahead to make it all work. The location of this Diptych is the village of Eze in Provence, perched on a hilltop overlooking the coast of France. I want you to be able to step out of your front door, walk down the cobblestone path and enjoy the vista of the Azure Mediterranean.

The original oil painting on the left is Provence Portal. The right side of the ACEO Diptych is View from Eze. They are being auctioned in separate listings that end 5 minutes apart on Sunday evening, March 25. Bidding starts at a penny. That’s right, one cent! To see any of the images larger just click on the picture.

HAVE FUN! Mikki Senkarik

To go to the auction for Provence Portal (Left side) CLICK HERE.

To go the the auction for View from Eze (Right side) CLICK HERE.

One Response to “An ACEO Diptych”

  1. mjspringett Says:

    Wonderful little gems, hope you had a good time at your show, MJ

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