Monday, May 12, 2008

My first OCMA Painting and What is an OCMA?

We have ACEO's (art cards editions and originals, size 2.5"x3.5" must fit in a trading card sleeve), OSWOA's (size 4"x6", must fit in a photo sleeve) and now I am introducing the OCMA.

Don't get me wrong, I *love ACEOs and OSWOAs*! I like to frame and mat mine, however, and I thought it would be AWESOME to also have a small work of art style which would NOT have to be framed and could hang on the wall immediately.

So I created the OCMA. OCMA stands for Original Canvas Miniature Art. To meet the criteria of being called an OCMA, a piece of art must be on wrapped canvas with the sides painted, and ready to hang with no need for a frame. The piece of art must be size 5" x 7" or smaller. It can be created with any medium (acrylic/oil/color pencil/pastel/collage/etc) as long as it can be created on a wrapped canvas with the sides painted. Any subject matter can be portrayed in an OCMA.

Unlike ACEO's and OSWOA's, which must be able to fit in standard trading card or photo sleeves, and are often displayed or kept in such a manner, the OCMA art is ready to hang on your wall as soon as you receive it, with no need for matting and framing due to the sides being painted. Of course, your OCMA can be framed, and because of the mediums required for painting on canvas, your miniature painting has no need for glass in the frame.

Because of the miniature size, you can display your OCMA painting in those small spaces in your home or office easily. Also because of the small size, OCMA paintings are often very reasonably priced, enabling those who are on a budget to be able to collect original art, too!

Here is my first OCMA. Titled "The Journey", it features 3 crows flying on a journey across a colorful sky filled with fluffy white clouds. This miniature painting is a size 4"x5" and is on wrapped canvas with the sides painted - it's ready to hang upon receipt. Here's a link to the Ebay auction for "The Journey".


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