Wednesday, April 20, 2011

ACEO - Against the Clouds 1-3

Today I wanted to do something a little different with my paintings than I normally do.

Instead of washing in a sky and clouds, I decided that I would put in the cloud shapes and build up layers of them.

Against the Clouds 1

Once the clouds were dry I painted the sky in behind them.

With the harder more solid edges on the clouds it seems to have almost a Group of Seven feel about it.

To complete the paintings I added trees into the foreground to have them stand out from the background clouds and sky. I kind of like the way it looks.

Against the Clouds 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.

Against the Clouds 3