Saturday, April 10, 2010

ACEO - Flower Beds 1-3

Today I was just playing with colour and paint as I did last month (see my post from 25 March 2010). I decided to work on more than one ACEO using the same colours.

I wet part of the paper and applied a wash of French ultramarine blue.

Next I splattered in Antwerp blue, alizarin crimson and raw sienna.

Using raw sienna and the blues on my palette I mixed various greens and painted it into the bottom of each painting as a base.

Then I splattered in some areas as well.

Flower Bed 1

Using the back of paint brush I scored some areas of the paper to allow paint to run into it and create some of the stems for the flowers to join them together.

To create a little more interest in the green base I dropped in a little clear water and allowed it to work with the paint.

Lastly I added new gamboge.

Flower Bed 2

The ACEO shown here are all original watercolour paintings using Artist quality Winsor & Newton paint on either 140lb. or 300lb. Arches 100% rag, acid free watercolour paper. They are priced at $20.00 each and sold unframed.

If you would like more information about ACEO please go to my post on 11 March 2010.

Flower Bed 3