Saturday, September 5, 2015

ACEO - Foggy Day 1 and 2

Today is the first day of the Kawartha Arts Festival and it was very busy in the morning and once the heat 84F (28.9C) and humidity 102F (38.9C) crept up the crowds slowed down considerably.

I was fortunate with being in the agricultural building that there was a slight cross breeze going through the building.

I started with the two foggy paintings that had had worked on earlier this year (see posts on 17 March 2013 and 21 July 2015).

For the first one I decided to have it as a pine forest shrouded by the fog.

Foggy Day 1

I used mainly Antwerp blue and burnt sienna for the distant pines and gradually added French ultramarine blue and raw sienna to the closer pine trees.

The foreground rocks were painted with the dark pine colour with a little alizarin crimson added to the mix.

Foggy Day 2

For the second one I made it a hardwood forest in late autumn just before the snow covers the ground.

The tree trunks were painted with various mixtures of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna lightening the colour as the trees went further back in the painting.

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.

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