Tuesday, February 19, 2019

ACEO - Dusk 6

It is cold today with the high being 21F (-6C) with the wind chill making it feel like 10F (-12C); so it was nice that I was painting with the Buckhorn Tuesday Painting Group.

I wanted to try and get this painting completed that I had started a couple of years ago (see posts on 08 April and 09 December 2017).

For this piece I mixed a wide variety of greens using combinations of Antwerp blue, French ultramarine blue, aureolin, new gamboge and raw sienna.

I started with the trees in the background first with lighter shades of green and gradually darkened the colours as I worked toward the foreground trees which were the darkest.

Next I mixed a dark of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna and put in the dead tree trunks as well as the branches and trunks on the live foreground trees that showed between the pine needles.

Lastly, I used burnt sienna, raw sienna, new gamboge, aureolin and cadmium yellow for the grasses and growies at the base of the trees and in the foreground.

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.