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A tiny watercolor, "Broadway Babes," captures an architectural detail from a historic apartment building in New York, the Apthorp. The Renaissance Revival building occupies a full block on the upper West Side and was constructed between 1906 and 1908. The painting captures the figures above the main barrel vaulted entrance.

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, to capture the arch and sculptural details, pumping up the neutral tones with a complementary color scheme using purple and yellow. 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 here. A different ACEO is shown framed in the last photo, 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.

"Broadway Babes" is one of a series of architectural ACEOs. A grouping of these on a shelf together looks fabulous!

Free shipping on this one to any US or Canadian 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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ACEO watercolor Broadway Babes New York City


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