Monday, March 4, 2013

ACEO - Winter Peace 2

I pulled out another of the background paintings that I had started last year (see post on 28 October 2012), this one was called Blue Sky L.

Even though spring will officially begin later this month I decided that the painting would make a nice snow scene. I drew in the main trees and fence posts for a wire fence first.

These kinds of paintings lend themselves to being painted with a limited palette of three colours: French ultramarine blue, burnt sienna and raw sienna.

For the grey tones in the fence posts and tree trunks I used mixtures of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna.

With pure burnt sienna I ran the two strands of wire fence between the fence posts.

With various mixtures of the three colours I painted in the grasses and growies at the base of the tree trunks and fence posts.

Lastly I added a few leaves onto some of the branches of the trees with various mixtures of burnt sienna and raw sienna.

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.