Monday, July 15, 2013

ACEO - Evening Storm 1

It is another hot 92F (33.3C) and sunny day. This evening we had a nice sunset which I tried to capture it with my paint.

I started with cobalt blue for the sky leaving areas of white for the clouds. Next I added a little burnt sienna to the blue and put in some of the darker clouds along the horizon line and in between the higher and lower clouds.

With various mixtures of aureolin, new gamboge, burnt sienna and raw sienna I put in some of the reflected from the setting sun. I put in a thin line of new gamboge below the bottom line of clouds.

Using a wash of new gamboge I put the under paint into the water and while it was drying I lightly sketched in the islands and trees.

With a mix of cobalt blue and burnt sienna, I brushed in the water leaving some areas untouched allowing the white of the paper and the new gamboge to show in the water.

Next I made various greens with mixtures of French ultramarine blue, cobalt blue, raw sienna, new gamboge and lemon yellow and painted the trees onto the distant shoreline and on the islands.

Lastly I made a dark of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna and painted the rocks at the base of the islands.

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 140lb. Arches 100% rag, acid free watercolour paper. It is priced at $20.00 and sold unframed.