Friday, October 12, 2012

ACEO - Morning Pines 1

Today I wanted to complete a painting so I decided to work on something small and with a limited palette.

The colours I chose were French ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson and burnt sienna.

I first applied a wash of alizarin crimson into the sky and the water.

While the paint was still wet I added a mix of blue and burnt sienna and painted in a few clouds and with vertical strokes indicated where the reflections would go.

Next I lightly drew in the shoreline and the tree trunks; with a darker mix of the reflection colours I indicated the water line on the bottom of the rocks.

Using French ultramarine blue, burnt sienna and raw sienna I painted in the pine trees on the island.

While the paint was still wet I added pure burnt sienna and pure raw sienna in some areas of the pine needles to give a little variation in the colour.

The dead trees were put in next.

With alizarin crimson and French ultramarine blue I put in the rippled reflections into the water below the rocks.

Finally the rocks were painted using the tree colours and touch with a touch of raw sienna.

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 sold unframed.

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