Monday, November 17, 2014

ACEO - Quiet 2

I came across this painting I had started last year (see post on 25 July 2013) while painting on location with the Outdoor Painters' Group.

After looking at it, I decided to turn it upside down before lightly drawing in some of the autumn maples that I have at the front of my property.

I also drew in the base of the fence line and a couple of the other trees in the background.

Using a mix of raw sienna and burnt sienna I painted in the distant hills behind where the fence would be placed.

The lawn was painted with a wash of pale Antwerp blue and raw sienna.

A dark for the tree trunks and branches was made using French ultramarine blue, burnt sienna and alizarin crimson. This colour was lightened to paint in the fence line.

Using various mixtures of alizarin crimson, burnt sienna, raw sienna, new gamboge, cadmium red and cadmium yellow the leaves were painted onto the trees. I also painted in some leaves that had fallen from the trees onto the ground as well as a couple of leaves that had just fallen from the trees.

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 300lb. Arches 100% rag, acid free watercolour paper. It is priced at $20.00 and sold unframed.