Sunday, September 11, 2016

ACEO - Autumn Snow 1

I thought I would complete this painting that I started earlier this year (see posts on 29 February, 11 May and 31 July 2016).

I mixed a grey with French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna.

I started painting in the tree trunks and branches on the maple trees, doing the furthest away one first and then, I darkened the paint slightly for the closer trees.

Using raw sienna and burnt sienna I put in the background grasses.

With a sponge and various mixtures of cadmium red, cadmium yellow, alizarin crimson and new gamboge I put the leaves on the maple trees.

I used the same colours to scatter a few fallen leaves across the ground.

Next I mixed French ultramarine blue with a small amount of burnt sienna, keeping the colour more to the blue tone and put in the background shadows on the snow.

Lastly, I put in the foreground grasses and growies.

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.