Wednesday, July 24, 2019

ACEO - Long Shadows 5

Today I wanted to work on this painting that I started a number of years ago (see posts on 22 November 2014 and 26 March 2017)

Using various mixtures of Antwerp blue and French ultramarine blue and raw sienna I painted in the background trees and the base colours on the needles of the tree in the foreground.

I added more of the blues to darken the colour slightly and put in the shadowed needles.

While the shadowed needles were drying I added a little bit of raw sienna to the green mixture and the high lit needles were painted.

Next I mixed a grey of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna and put in the tree trunks and branches.

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

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. Lanaquarelle 100% cotton, acid free watercolour paper. It is priced at $20.00 and sold unframed.