Monday, July 29, 2013

ACEO - Winter Morning 1

A lot of the time when the sun is rising it causes the sky in the west to be coloured with a beautiful rosy glow against the soft blues of the sky.

I brushed alizarin crimson into the wet paper, followed by a mixture of cobalt blue and Antwerp blue into the sky.

Next I put in both colours into the bottom of the painting with horizontal strokes.

Using various mixtures of French ultramarine blue, raw sienna and new gamboge I painted in the trees on the horizon first and then darkened the mixtures with a touch of burnt sienna.

With the darker colour I put in the trees onto the snow covering the islands and added a few grasses and growies into the snow below the trees with raw sienna.

Lastly, I put in some shadows on the snow covered lake in the foreground with French ultramarine blue and a touch of burnt 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 Windsor & Newton paint on 140lb. Arches 100% rag, acid free watercolour paper. It is priced at $20.00 and sold unframed.