Monday, August 15, 2016

ACEO - Fence Posts 1

It is a nice hot day at 82F (28C) and with the humidity it feels like 90F (32C); good weather for the letting the second cut hay to dry.

I thought I would like to work on one of the fence post paintings I started last month, (see post on 17 July 2016).

I started by using water and lifting most of the colour off the fence posts.

Next I mixed a dark of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna and put the wood grain onto each of the fence posts.

Using a thin wash of Antwerp blue and aureolin I brushed it on some areas of the fence post to show the moss and staining.

Then using burnt sienna I put in the strands of barbed wire fencing across the fence posts.

Thank you for coming to look at my artwork.

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.