Wednesday, July 25, 2018

ACEO - Summer Pines 1

I pulled out this little painting that I had started last year (see post on 05 May 2017), along with five other pieces that I had painted in the sky.

First I lightly drew in the trunks of the main pine trees and it was at this point that I decided to change the name of this painting from Blue 1 to Summer Pines 1.

Using French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna, I painted in the tree trunks and main branches.

With various green mixtures using Antwerp blue, French ultramarine blue, raw sienna and new gamboge I added the pine needles onto the tree branches.

For the grasses in the foreground I used raw sienna, burnt sienna, new gamboge and aureolin.

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.