Thursday, February 24, 2011

ACEO - Mystique 1

Only two colours were used in this misty looking painting French ultramarine blue and raw sienna.

The sky was washed in with pure French ultramarine blue.

While the background was still wet raw sienna was added to the sky colour and the trees were painted keeping them soft looking and unfocused.

The water was washed in with a slightly darker green and a highlight just below the tree line was lifted using clear water.

As the paper dried a darker mixture of French ultramarine blue and raw sienna was used to paint in the foreground grasses.

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 either 140lb. Arches 100% rag, acid free watercolour paper. It is priced at $20.00 and sold unframed.