Saturday, July 15, 2017

ACEO - Morning Sky 9

I wanted to finish this piece I started earlier this year (see post on 28 February 2017).

Working with transparent watercolour on top of the opaque paint I put in the far shoreline with a little bit of cadmium yellow (which is fairly opaque for transparent watercolour).

Next I indicated the distant tree trunks with a dark of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna.

With various green mixtures of French ultramarine blue, Antwerp blue, cobalt blue, raw sienna, new gamboge and aureolin, I painted the foliage onto the trees.

While the background was drying I used a pencil to give the foreground granite rocks a little definition before dry brushing in mixtures of alizarin crimson, raw sienna, burnt sienna and French ultramarine blue to give texture to the rocks.

With the tree trunk mixture, I painted in the trunk and main branches of the foreground bushes and the branch of a larger tree on the right side of the painting.

Using darker mixtures of the background tree foliage I added the leaves onto the foreground bushes and just before the paint dried dropped in a little cadmium yellow. to added some brightness.

With a green mix more into the blue tones I put the leaves onto the  branch at the right side of the painting.

Lastly, I painted in the foreground grasses and growies in front of the rocks

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.