Saturday, February 15, 2014

ACEO - Pine Reflections 1

This morning I wanted to paint, but only had a couple of hours before I had to get ready to go out and run a couple of errands before going to meet the rest of the family for a Valentine's Day supper.

I pulled out this painting that I had started last year (see post on 25 April 2013). I started putting in the background trees with various greens made from Antwerp blue, French ultramarine blue, raw sienna and new gamboge.

From there I darkened the greens and moved forward to the trees on the islands.

Then I darkened the various greens again and painted the trees in the foreground.

Using raw sienna and burnt sienna I put in the grasses and growies at the base of the trees.

I put in the rocks with alizarin crimson.

i 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. Fabriano 100% cotton, acid free watercolour paper. It is priced at $20.00 and sold unframed.