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7 Oct

Succulent plants and cactus play a big role in one of the semi-autobiographical sketches from my nearly finished short-story collection, Foleytown. I plan to publish excerpts from that particularly succulent story tomorrow. In the meantime, enjoy my watercolor/colored pencil renderings of a jade plant from my own humble potted plant collection:

Original Watercolor Painting Jade Plant Southwest Style Terra Cotta and Olive Green

“Jade Plant, Watercolor and Colored Pencil, 2012,” Copyright S. K. Cole, 2012. All rights reserved.

ACEO Jade Plant Original Watercolor, Jad Plant, Southwestern, Garden Art, Succulent, ACEO, Original Watercolor

“Jade Plant ACEO, Watercolor and Colored Pencil, 2012.” Copyright 2012 by S. K. Cole. All rights reserved.

ACEOs (Art Cards, Editions and Originals) are baseball-card sized original paintings or collages that are collected today by art enthusiasts from all over the world. They are an affordable way for an ordinary person to acquire and display a large amount of original art. There are ACEO trading parties in most major metropolitan areas, and stationery manufacturers sell special albums and display boxes to  keep collections in order. I have a selection of ACEOs–all original, signed mini-paintings–for sale on my Etsy site. I  find them quite fun to do–usually while watching cult TV shows and B-movies on Netflix–and many of them would look great blown up into conventional-sized paintings.