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A tiny watercolor captures a scene in downtown Houston, featuring the U.S. flag flying in front of an architectural background.

This miniature art work is an ACEO, which stands for Art Cards Editions and Originals. ACEOs can be made in any medium, but they must be 2.5" x 3.5" -- the size of a trading card. I used my favorite medium, watercolor, in several tones of warm neutrals for the buildings, set against a blue sky, and of course the focal point in red, white, and blue. The painting is on Arches 300 lb. paper, which is handmade in France. Although the size is small, and therefore affordable, quality has not been sacrificed! You are purchasing an authentic original with great detail and style!

The watercolor can be matted and framed to display on a wall. It can be framed as small as 4" x 6", but I think it looks really great when matted and framed to a bigger size, like the 16" x 12" shown in the last photo. A different ACEO is shown framed, just to give you an idea of how it would look in that size frame.

Another possibility is to display the piece on a small easel, sitting on your mantel, a shelf, or a desk. I have completely sealed the watercolor with several coats of a matte UV Archival spray varnish, so you can leave it out in a room, and occasionally dust off or wipe with a damp cloth. You cannot see the varnish -- it looks like the surface of an untreated watercolor. The back has been finished, with the title, date, and artist's signature.

"Houston Flag" is one of a series of architectural ACEOs. A grouping of these on a shelf together looks fabulous! Check out my other listings for similar pieces.

Free shipping on this one to any US destination. It comes enclosed in a protective plastic sleeve, and I will take the utmost care in packaging to arrive safely at your address. Thanks for looking!

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: watercolors, Arches 300 lb paper
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 10 reviews
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