Monday, March 18, 2019

ACEO - Pink Sky 2

Today I wanted to finish a painting and I picked this one that I had worked on for a few years (see posts on 16 October 2016, 14 May 2017 and 05 January 2018).

I started by mixing a variety of greens using French ultramarine blue, Antwerp blue, new gamboge, raw sienna and burnt sienna.

Beginning with the centre pine tree I applied a medium green for the first layer of needles and worked from the top of the tree to the branches at the bottom.

I repeated this process on the pine trees on either side of the first pine tree.

Using a darker green, I put in the shadows throughout the needles on each of the three pine trees this was followed by applying a light green on the ends of the pine needles on all the trees.

With a dark of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna, I put in the tree trunks and branches to the pine trees and added a couple of dead pine trees.

Grasses were added around the base of the tree trunks with raw sienna and lastly, with one of the greens reflections were put into the water below the island.

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.