Friday, February 5, 2016

ACEO - Tied Up 1

We may have an early spring this year as a flock of Red-Winged Blackbirds arrived today to join the four that have been here all winter.

I thought that I would like to complete this little piece that I had started a few years ago (see post on 22 June 2013).

I started by putting in a sky using Antwerp blue, followed by indicating the beach at the bottom of the paper using raw sienna.

I added a little burnt sienna to the sky colour and brushed in the waves on the water leaving a few white areas for the white caps.

To the wave colour I added French ultramarine blue and more burnt sienna and used this mixture to put in the land masses on the horizon line.

With raw sienna and blue I put in the a few trees on the closer land mass.

Now it was time to put in the boat. I started with alizarin crimson and painted the gunnels.

Using a dark of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna I put in the mooring line, then lightened the colour with water and painted in the hull of the boat.

Lastly, I added a few darker areas on the sand at the edges of the waves with raw sienna and burnt sienna.

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.