Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Watercolour aceo paintings

 mountains -1, w/c aceo

I have been doing a lot of pastel work recently, but last week we had a demonstrator take us thru the use and abuse of watercolour pencils. ( will blog this at a later date) I decided to try my hand with some watercolour aceo's. I selected a theme of mountains ( always like to do a few on a particular theme, as it seems to help with the process) and started to paint. The trouble with switching from one media to another ( frequently) is that it sometimes seems like you are taking one step forward and two steps back. And as I expected the first couple of pieces are not terribly good. I am posting them them here because I expect that over the next couple of weeks I will be able to show you an improvement. The first was not one of my best but the second was even worse - maybe I got too carried away. I wanted to use earth colours instead of the blues in the last painting.

mountains -2, w/c aceo

The distant peak on the right looks wrong al;though it is not too far away from the reference. BTW aceo's are 3.5 x 2.5 inches if you are not familiar with the acronym for this small art format.

I will be blogging the watercolour pencil evening soon and there will be more mountains to come, thanks for coming.