Wednesday, July 9, 2014

ACEO - Summer 1

With it being almost time to bring the hay into the barn for the horses, I thought I would do a painting of sunlit hay fields.

I brushed in the sky using a mixture of cobalt blue and French ultramarine blue, gradually lightening the colour toward the bottom of the sky.

I added a little new gamboge to the sky colour and brushed in the distant field, then added a little more cobalt blue and some raw sienna to the green mix and put in the closer field.

Once the paint was completely dry I lightly drew in some trees, a barn and a fence line on the distant hill and a couple of trees and then put in a couple of trees on the top of the closer field.

I started by putting the roof on the barn and adding the fence line with a mix of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna and then I lightened the colour with water and painted in all the tree trunks.

Next I mixed various greens using French ultramarine blue, new gamboge, aureolin and raw sienna. Using a sponge I pit the leaves onto the trees.

To finish the painting I used the darker green mix and added some blades of hay blowing in the afternoon breeze.

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.