Monday, February 11, 2013

Snow Scenes - Two Works in Progress

I still had a number of precut 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" pieces of watercolour paper for ACEO and decided that I would work on them today.

With the first one I mixed a dark using French ultramarine blue, burnt sienna and alizarin crimson and painted the bottom branches of some trees against a snow bank.

Once it was dry I gently scraped out some areas for grasses and growies using a razor blade.

Winter Trees 6

For the second one I put down a light was of alizarin crimson and French ultramarine blue leaving some areas of white paper showing.

Using various darker mixtures of the same two colours I painted in the shadows on the snow covered tree.

Frozen 1

Using the same dark mixture for the trees from the first painting I painted in some of the pine needles on the tree.

I will post these paintings at a later date once I have them completed.

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