Art Journal: 14 July 2012

Putting on the artist cap. This morning I had an epiphany and decided to go with it. I’m going to put my zentangle phase to a close and put all the good pieces up on Yep, this includes all of the Peace set and a couple of mixed media. I’m not able to find … Continue reading

Ben’s Traveling Notebooks

(cross posted at One of the first things I did in my preparation for Costa Rica was to create all these cahiers, so I would have something to communicate with. They’ve proven to be quite indispensable and at this writing, I have no more blank ones to use down there. As part of my … Continue reading

Explaining Artist Trading Cards or ACEO

"Purple Cityscape." (c) 2012 by Benjamin Vess. All Rights Reserved.

Title: “Purple Cityscape.” Date Created: 2012 Medium: Acrylic on linen paper. Dimensions: 3.5×2.5″ (ATC/ACEO) Click here to bid on this piece Well, as I’ve been reviewing my website, making sure all the sold pieces are labeled, “sold.” After having done that, I couldn’t help but notice that there isn’t much on sale anymore and that … Continue reading

Artist Trading Card: Blue Cityscape

“Blue Cityscape.” original painting, 2012. Acrylic on card stock paper primed in gesso. Click here to bid on this card! ACEO Original Painting by Benjamin Vess titled, “Blue Cityscape.” Each card is hand painted with acrylics after a careful selection of card-stock paper and prepping with a light layer of gesso in order to ensure … Continue reading

Some of my thoughts…

More info on this piece: Title: “Cemetery @ Healdsburg” Medium: digital photography, iPhone. Date created: 2011 Not for sale. A friend of mine asked me if I had some time to talk to him about how he could prepare several pieces for his home and sent me some pictures. Then, he said a few things … Continue reading