Monday, March 4, 2019

ACEO - Winter Creek 3

After going out this morning and doing the barn chores with the temperature at 18F (-8C), and the snow being whipped around by the wind making it feel like 5F (-15C) and finally coming in and settling down with a nice hot cup of tea; I decided that I was going to paint today.

I pulled out this painting that I had started a couple of years ago (see posts on 15 September 2016 and 17 January 2017) and wanted to get it finished.

Working from the back of the painting forward, I put in the trees on the horizon line with a pale mix of French ultramarine blue and raw sienna and a small pine tree by the birch tree on the left side by the creek.

Darkening the green mix, I put in the clump of pine trees on the right side of the creek and a large pine on the left side.

With a grey of burnt sienna and cobalt blue, I put in the maple tree, the branches on the birch tree, some ripples into the water of the creek and lastly, put in the twigs in the foreground on the right bank of the creek.

With various mixtures of raw sienna, alizarin crimson, aureolin, burnt sienna and cadmium yellow, I put in the few remaining leaves on the maples; and then added the markings on the birch tree, followed by putting in the grasses and growies throughout the painting.

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.

Thank you for coming to look at my artwork and I hope you will return often.