Monday, January 21, 2013

ACEO - Winter Peace 1

I was sorting through some backgrounds that I had painted a while ago and decided to work on one of them while I was at KAGS today.

I chose this piece that was originally called Blue Sky H (see post on 28 October 2012) and after looking at the areas of blue and white, I decided to turn it upside down and made it into a winter scene.

I lightly drew in the trunks of a few trees and indicated where the posts would be placed for a wire fence. Using greys made with various mixtures of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna I painted in the tree trunks and fence posts first.

With a fine brush and burnt sienna I indicated the wire on the fence and put in a couple of broken areas along the fence line.

The grasses and growies at the base of the fence posts and trees were painted with various mixtures of burnt sienna and raw sienna. Lastly I added a few leaves into the trees which, on some trees seem to hang on until springtime when the new leaves finally push them away.

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.