Tuesday, September 13, 2016

On the Veranda
fauve impressionist oil painting of a tabby cat • pet portrait by Louisiana artist KMSchmidt

On the Veranda  ©2016 Karen Mathison Schmidt
6 x 6 inches • oil on ⅛" Ampersand Museum Series (archival) GessobordTM
gloss varnish (UV protective)
NOTE: this one is fresh off the easel, and will be dry enough to ship Friday, Sept. 23


in my eBay store

Friday, September 2, 2016

Good Morning, Sunshine
ACEO original fauve impressionist oil painting of an orange tabby cat in the early morning sun • professional pet portrait by Louisiana artist KMSchmidt


Good Morning, Sunshine  © Karen Mathison Schmidt
ACEO size: 3½ x 2½ inches • oil on Ampersand (archival) EncausticbordTM
private collection • Athens, Texas

I’m not quite sure when Ampersand started making these in this size; they may have been around for a while but I just found that these sustainably-produced, archival hardboard panels (with the smooth white gessoed finish that I love to paint on) are now available in ACEO (Art Cards Editions & Originals) size, so now I can start making ORIGINAL paintings available for all my ACEO collectors! Not to mention that collecting ACEO originals is an affordable way to own original art by lots of different artists.