Monday, September 26, 2016

ACEO - Autumn Snow 2

I thought I would finish this painting (see posts on 29 February, 11 May and 31 July 2016) that is the companion piece to the one I completed earlier this month (see post on 11 September 2016).

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

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

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

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

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.