Wednesday, June 17, 2015

ACEO - Poppies 2

I wanted to finish this painting today that I had started last year (see post on 22 June 2014).

Using a mixture of French ultramarine blue and Antwerp blue and brushed in the sky.

Next I added raw sienna to the sky colour and painted the grasses into the bottom of the painting and then set it aside to dry.

Using mixtures of alizarin crimson and cadmium red I painted in the blooms of the poppies and the petals that were showing on the partially open buds.

Using the grass colour I added in the stems and leaves of the poppies.

Lastly, I mixed a dark of French ultramarine blue, burnt sienna and alizarin crimson and put in the centres on the open poppies.

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.