Friday, July 10, 2015
Day of the Dead Mini ACEO Paintings
Day of the Dead - I know, it's been done to death...(sorry about that, hehe). But when I read that the new James Bond film opens with scenes from a Dia de los Muertos celebration, well, that got me thinking it might be fun to paint up some sugar skulls and see how it goes.
If you search online, you'll find amazing artworks of this Mexican celebration that honors those that have gone on before.
I didn't really know what I was doing and started with the piranha and just left it all blue around, then I did the horse and thought it needed something extra in the background, and then I really got going and decked out the last three with flowers and scrolls and that seemed to be more fitting with other artworks I've noticed representing this colorful remembrance holiday.
I love learning and experiencing other cultures. I've had the great fortune to live in several different parts of the world and gained such interesting perspectives of how others than my own culture live.
These are mini paintings referenced as ACEO (Art Cards Editions and Originals). Sized 2.5 x 3.5 inches, watercolor and ink on heavy watercolor paper.