Sunday, August 28, 2016

ACEO - Foggy Day 4

I wanted to complete this painting that I have been working on for the last couple of months (see posts on 12 June 2016 and 03 July 2016).

With a pale mixture of French ultramarine blue and alizarin crimson I painted in the very distant trees keeping the colour muted.

I added a little more of the blue to the mix to darken the colour slightly and put in the next row of trees.

More blue was added to the mix and a little raw sienna and it was painted in with more detail and at the bottom for the tree grasses were put in with negative painting.

The mixture was darkened once more with blue and the largest pine was painted in with even more details on the branches and needles.

Again the grasses were again painted in the negative.

I painted the water into the foreground with a mix of raw sienna and new gamboge and left some areas of the background colour showing.

Then I put in a few streaks of the dark mixture in the water for tree reflections.

Lastly, with a pale wash of burnt sienna I painted the rock.

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 90lb. Arches 100% rag, acid free watercolour paper. It is priced at $20.00 and sold unframed.

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