Funny Little Cat Paintings

Once or twice a year I sit down and paint ACEOs. An ACEO (Art Cards Editions and Originals) can be made with just about anything as long as it abides by one rule – it is 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches – the size of a trading card.

I found ACEOs on eBay in 2007 and credit them with sparking my interest in painting. Prior to then I had mainly used paint to make accent marks on my 3d sculptures. ACEOs sparked my interest in selling my art online too, and I sold quite a number of them — some flat paintings, others collages, and of course, many 3d-ish forms with polymer clay sculpture resting on a 3.5 inch by 2.5 inch painting.

My paintings have grown in size, considerably in some cases, and my subject matter has expanded — but it’s still fun to sit down and create something SMALL. Here’s a look at the first, perhaps only, batch I’ve made for 2017.

 

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Group of 5 ACEOs along with one of the certificates I attach to each one I sell. Very official 🙂

 

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Title: Chet is a Pyromaniac

It’s Chet’s Birthday! He’s a bit of a pyromaniac — you can see it in his eyes.

Find it HERE or a 5 inch by 7 inch print of the image HERE

 

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Title: Mylo is a Wino

Since painting this Mylo has told me he’s more of a craft beer guy than a wino.

Find it HERE or a 5 inch by 7 inch print of the image HERE

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Title: Edith Has Issues

When Edith’s shampoo turned her hair blue she started to drink red wine. Gray Tiger Cat with Red wine print.

Find it HERE or a 5 inch by 7 inch print of the image HERE

 

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Title: Yoga Cat: Silent Mylo Tuxedo Cat in Side Angle

Find it HERE

 

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Title: Yoga Cat: Orange Tiger in Half Moon

Find it HERE

 

 

Queen City Beer – New Painting with a Vintage Feel

Someone at the Allentown Art Festival asked me why Buffalo is called the Queen City. I had to admit that I had no idea — so I did  little research.

Way back in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s Buffalo was the largest and most prosperous city on the Great Lakes — so we became the Queen City. While Buffalo has seen more than it’s share of struggles over the past century we are making a proud come back. And once again we will be proving ourself to be, in fact, the Queen City — although anyone from here has always known that there was a lot of good to be had here, even if our crown needed polishing.

This is one of my latest Buffalo paintings: Queen City Beer. It’s 18″ (H) x 24″ (w)

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Unintended Paintings…….

I made three masks each for two of the characters in my “UnMasking The Stranger” painting (see previous post HERE). I really liked the first masks but they just DID NOT work. As for the second round — well — um — hmmmm, they may served well as paper weights.

Here are the two paintings I created for those first masks. I think we all know people who fit the bill…..

 

Title: What if my Smile is the Lie?, acrylic paint and hand sculpted synthetic clay mask on gallery wrapped canvas, 14″ (h) x 11″ (w)Alison_E_Kurek_Painting_What_If_My_Smile_Is_The_Lie

 

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This one was pretty much just for fun 🙂

Title: Her Success Had Gone to Her Head, acrylic paint and hand sculpted synthetic clay mask on wrapped canvas, 14″ (h) x 11″ (w)