Friday, January 6, 2017

ACEO - Pastel Colours 1

Going to the barn this morning it was 10F (-12C) and the wind chill made it feel like 0F (-18C), but the good news is that it is going to warm up to 17F (-8C).

I thought I would finish this painting of an early morning in the fall (see posts on 14 April and 17 October 2016).

With clear water I lifted a little of the colour from the sky where the birch tree trunks are placed.

Using a mix of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna for a grey I put in the background trees while waiting for the birch trees to dry.

Once the paper was dry I put the markings on the birches trees and onto the dead cedar tree.

Lastly, I mixed French ultramarine blue and raw sienna and painted in the grasses and growies into the foreground.

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 paintings using Artist quality Winsor & Newton paint on 300lb. Arches 100% rag, acid free watercolour paper. It is priced at $20.00 and sold unframed.