Saturday, October 24, 2015

ACEO - Birch Song 5

This is a painting I a while ago and have worked on it when I am at various art shows (see post on 22 August 2014 and 18 August 2015).

With today being cloudy and windy with rain in the forecast I decided to work on this painting.

I could see a number of rock shapes throughout the background of the painting and gave them a little more definition by adding a few darker colours against the high lit sides and adding some evergreen trees in and around them as well as a few small maple trees.

Once the rocks were completed I started adding a little more reflected colour and a few branches to the background birch trees.

On the foreground tree trunks I put in a small amount of shading to the trunks and once the paint had dried I added the markings using a dark grey mixture and the peeling bark using a mixture of browns.

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.