Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Artist Trading Cards

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Wednesday Morning ATCs
Watercolour gouache and mystery media

According to Wikipedia, Artist trading cards are miniature works of art (2 ½ X 3 ½ inches) produced in various media, including dry media (pencils, pens, markers, etc.), wet media (watercolour, acrylic paints, etc.), paper media (in the form of collage, papercuts, found objects, etc.) or even metals or cloth. The cards are usually traded or exchanged. When sold, they are usually referred to as art card editions and originals (ACEOs).
I’ve painted about a dozen ATCs in the last couple of months (all winter scenes in the Banff-Lake Louise area, which may not surprise you) so you can guess which of these are mine, and which are painted by the people I paint with on Wednesday mornings… Other artists whose works are shown here are Anne Millar (first row left), Evelyn Beaton (first, middle), Pat Routh (second row middle), Mickey Girard (second row right) and Harald Wetklo (third row left). Don't you agree, trading cards is a great way to collect original art work painted by your friends.