Wednesday, March 2, 2016

ACEO - Twin Pines 1

The storm has finally passed and the wind is no longer screaming, although it is still blowing strongly enough to make the 9F (-12.8C) temperature feel like -10F (-23.3C). The ground is once again covered with 8" (20cm) of snow with the drifts along the fence being much deeper.

I pulled out this drawing that I did last year (see post in 06 June 2015).

Using French ultramarine blue I put in the sky and the base colour in the water.

While the paint was drying I mixed a green of Antwerp blue, raw sienna and aureolin. I used this colour for some of the background trees on the far shore and as the under paint for the twin pines.

To the green mix I added a little French ultramarine blue and put in the large pines on the far shore. Then, I added a small amount of burnt sienna and painted over the some of the light green on the twin pine trees.

Next I mixed a dark of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna and put in the bare branches and tree trunks on the foreground pines.

I lightened the dark colour with a little water and put in the rocks on the far shore and I added alizarin crimson to the dark colour and painted in the foreground rock.

Using various yellows I put in the dead grasses.

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.