Wednesday, February 6, 2019

ACEO - Winter Trees 8

Today I wanted to finish this painting that I had started last month (see post on 03 January 2019).

The first thing I did was to blend the hard edge below the trees on the right side of the painting.

Next I added a little more colour into the snow, softly blending in a little alizarin crimson in some areas to warm the painting and a little cobalt blue into other sections.

From there I started working on the maple trees on the right side of the painting, using mixtures of French ultramarine blue, cobalt blue and burnt sienna.

With a pale mix of the bark colour I put in the trees on the distant hill.

For the pine tree I used both of the blues and raw sienna for the needles on the tree branches.

Lastly, I put in the grasses and growies in the foreground using various mixtures of burnt sienna, raw sienna, cadmium yellow and new gamboge.

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.