Tuesday, April 9, 2013

ACEO - Reeds 4- 6

Today I painted with the Buckhorn Tuesday Painting Group and pulled these three paintings out to work on them and get them completed.

I decided to do a little more work on this one (see posts on 30 October 2012 and 09 November 2012) and brighten up the fluff on the cattails and add a few more lights and darks into the reeds.

Reeds 4

I then worked between the first one and the second painting (see posts on 30 October 2012 and 09 January 2013) to be sure that the edges matched.

Next I added more reeds into the bottom of the painting and put in more highlights and shadows onto some of the more detailed reeds.

Lastly I painted the fluff onto a couple of the cattails.

Reeds 5

Working between the second and third painting I added reeds to look as though they were a continuing extension following the same placement as though a part of the same painting.

Once that had been put into place I then brushed in the rest of the reeds using various mixtures of greens. Lastly adding the cattails and putting the fluff on a couple of them to complete this piece.

Reeds 6

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 Windsor & Newton paint on 300lb. Arches 100% rag, acid free watercolour paper. They are priced at $20.00 each and sold unframed.

I think the three of them together would make an interesting triptych and if I do decide to frame this set, the price would be $225.00.