Monday, May 13, 2013

ACEO - Open Field 1

This is a painting I have worked on for a little while (see posts on 28 Oct 2012 and 29 March 2013) and wanted to complete it today.

First I painted in the hay field with a mix of raw sienna and burnt sienna, varying the colours throughout the field.

With green mixtures made of Antwerp blue, French ultramarine blue, new gamboge, cadmium yellow and raw sienna I painted in the trees along the far edge of the field.

In the foreground I painted in the tree trunks of the three pines with burnt sienna and French ultramarine blue and then added the needles with darker green mixes of the same colours used on the distant trees.

Lastly, I put in some stubble remaining from the mowed field with mixtures of burnt sienna, raw sienna, cadmium yellow and French ultramarine blue.

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.