Sunday, December 16, 2018

ACEO - Dusk 5

This morning I wanted to complete this painting I had started last year (see posts on 08 March and 09 December 2017).

Using a green of Antwerp blue and raw sienna I painted in the background trees leaving the area between the trees and the water as rocks on the shoreline.

I used some of the same green in the water for the ripples across the surface of the lake.

Using a dark of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna I painted in the tree trunks.

Darkening the background green with a small amount of the trunk colour I put the needles on the centre line tree.

I used various mixtures of burnt sienna, raw sienna, new gamboge, cadmium yellow and cadmium red for the grasses at the base of the trees.

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.