Sunday, May 9, 2010

ACEO - Midnight 1-4

Nothing like going to the barn first thing in the morning with the temperature being  24F (-4C) and having a light dusting of snow on the ground in May to darken your mood.

Especially after all the nice weather we have been having and getting a lot of my plants out into the ground which now have to be covered to try and keep them alive.

Midnight 1

So today I decided to work on night scenes, which I usually enjoy doing and have plans to do more.

I  as before I worked on all four pieces at the same time beginning with the sky, using French ultramarine blue and a touch of burnt sienna.

As I started into the water at the bottom of the paintings I added Antwerp blue into the grey mix.

Midnight 2

With a slightly darker grey mixture I started painting in the back ground trees and distant shoreline.

Gradually darkening the colours as I work closer to the foreground and adding more detail.

I then added a wash of pure Antwerp blue into the water to slightly change the colour into a green grey and make it look more like water.

Midnight 3

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

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

Midnight 4