Friday, May 9, 2014

ACEO - Purple Rocks 2

Today was a wonderful day, starting off sunny and 40F (4C) first thing in the morning and I was able to go out and work in my garden later in the afternoon when it made it up to 72F (22C).

I spent the time in my garden transplanting the new plants I got from Heather yesterday in the rock garden and in the main flower bed. The sky the entire time clouded over as I continued with the weeding and preparing the soil for the gladioli bulbs I bought last weekend.

Shortly after I called it a day and came in to make supper it started to rain which was just what the garden needed.

I thought I would like to work on a painting that I had started a long time ago, (see post on 23 August 2012).

I started on the growies that were coming up in between the rocks and added a few more leaves using French ultramarine blue, raw sienna and new gamboge.

Next I placed the reflections from the rocks into the water with alizarin crimson and the blue. To the reflection colour I added a small amount of burnt sienna and added in the shadows and crevices onto the rocks.

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.