Thursday, October 7, 2010

ACEO - Rocks 1

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

The ACEO shown here is an original watercolour painting using Artist quality Winsor & Newton paint on 300lb. Arches 100% rag, acid free watercolour paper. It is priced at $20.00 and sold unframed.

Water was first splattered onto the paper. Alizarin crimson mixed with burnt sienna was dropped onto the paper, followed by French ultramarine blue and finally a little raw sienna. The colours were rolled around on the wet paper and allowed to blend.

While the paint was still fairly wet I scored a few places on the paper to allow some of the paint to collect in the indents.

As the paint dried I used a mixture of burnt sienna with a touch of French ultramarine blue added to darken it slightly and loosely painted the rock shapes in the negative.