Wednesday, July 23, 2014

ACEO - Fog 1

Today I pulled out this painting that I had started last year (see post on 27 February 2013).

Using a dark of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna I painted in the tree trunks, keeping the background trees lighter with less detail than the foreground ones slightly darker and adding more branches.

With a pale mixture of French ultramarine blue and raw sienna I put in the leaves on the background trees and gradually darkened the leaf colour as I put in the closer trees.

Using clear water I lifted two birch tree trunks and added their markings with the tree trunk colour.

Lastly I put in the grasses into the foreground.

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.