Thursday, October 21, 2010

ACEO - Ladybugs 1-3

With the weather turning cooler for the mornings it seems like the Ladybugs are congregating together for the coming winter.

After painting the barn board background it was fun to decide just where I wanted to place that little black spotted bug.

Once I had the red base colour of the body painted on the barn board I had to decide on my light source. Then I could place the highlights on the shiny body and put the cast shadow beneath the Ladybug to ground it.

Ladybug 1

I had hoped for better weather today since I have to go to Lang Pioneer Village Museum in Keene to take down my paintings from the show at the McKelvie Gallery.

The up side to it raining is that it just makes the autumn colours that much brighter. While I am at Lang I will take some pictures of the Village.

Ladybug 2

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 on 300lb. Arches 100% rag, acid free watercolour paper. They are priced at $20.00 each and sold unframed.

Ladybug 3