Friday, October 25, 2013

ACEO - Hazy Day 2

Today I thought I would work with the some of  the various yellows I have in my palette.

I wet the paper and washed in lemon yellow as a base colour and while the paper was drying I added some areas of raw sienna to each side of the paper and then a little bit of new gamboge through the middle of the paper before setting it aside to dry.

While the paper was drying, I used a base of lemon yellow for the base colour of the greens and added various amounts of French ultramarine blue.

Starting at the shoreline I used the lightest green and indicated the reflections into the water and the distant trees above the reflections.

With the next darker green I put in at the edge of the lake.

Next with the darkest green I put the trees into the foreground, painting in the negative the grasses and growies at their base.

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.