Saturday, September 6, 2014

ACEO - Tree Tops 8 and 9

I started with the backgrounds for these paintings earlier this year (see post on 19 February 2014) and called them Clouds for lack of a better name at the time.

Now that autumn is just around the corner and the trees will soon be dropping all their brilliantly coloured leaves I wanted to paint trees showing just the bare bones without the leaves hiding anything.

I took the first one that had been called Clouds 1 and painted in a single dark coloured tree with its branches showing starkly against the background sky.

Tree Tops 8

For the second one which had been called Clouds 2 I thought painting in some of the trees along the north fence line would be interesting and I have many pictures if them against the sky in every season with some stunning background colours.

Tree Tops 9

If you would like more information about ACEO please go to my post on 11 March 2010.

The ACEO shown here are all original watercolour paintings using Artist quality Winsor & Newton paint on 300lb. Arches 100% rag, acid free watercolour paper. They are priced at $20.00 each and sold unframed.