Tuesday, April 22, 2014

ACEO - Morning Sky 5

Today while teaching my basic watercolour class at KAGS one of my students brought in a box of watercolour crayons and asked me how to use them when creating a painting.

This is a quick sketch of trees against a morning sky and was done in less than 5 minutes using the watercolour crayons.

Using a blue and a pink the sky was scrubbed in lightly leaving a lot of white paper and using water the colour was blended together for a soft background.

Using a medium green the pine needles were indicated and water was used to soften the edges but not as much as for the sky.

Next a lighter green was used for some lighter needles and for the grass at the bottom of the trees.

Lastly a yellow was added to the grasses and a small amount of water was used to blend it slightly.

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.