Tuesday, May 7, 2019

ACEO - Pink Sky 3

I wanted to work on something small that I could complete today and after looking at a number of partially completed paintings I picked this one that I had started quite a while ago (see posts on 16 October 2016, 14 May 2017 and 05 January 2018).

I mixed various different greens using Antwerp blue, burnt sienna, French ultramarine blue and raw sienna.

Using the darkest green I put in the shadowed areas onto the pine needles. This was followed by adding the sunlit needles with the lightest green.

With some of the remaining greens I added the ripples in the water below the horizon line and the reflections below the island.

Next I put the grasses in with raw sienna.

Lastly, I used the dark green and added some alizarin crimson and put in the tree trunks, branches and a few dead 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.