Monday, May 21, 2018

ACEO - Peaceful Morning 1

Today I wanted to finish this piece that I had started a while ago (see posts on 10 September 2014 and 26 February 2018).

I started by putting in the far shoreline trees with various greens made from French ultramarine blue, Antwerp blue, raw sienna and new gamboge.

Next, using burnt sienna and a tiny amount of alizarin crimson I indicated the rocks at the edge of the water.

Now it was time to start on the island in the foreground.

Using the same green mixtures from the background trees with the addition of small amounts of burnt sienna I put in the large pines.

With French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna I put in the dead tree trunks; and then adding a little alizarin crimson I painted in the rocks on the waterline.

Lastly, I added the grasses and growies at the base of the pines and in among the rocks.

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. Fabriano 100% cotton, acid free watercolour paper. It is priced at $20.00 and sold unframed.