Created by: Peter John Reid
Project

Ontario's Pallatte

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Another using the watercolour acrylic technique. Is the piece for sale? Yes Link to website or online shop www.peterjohnreid.com

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Peter John Reid made Ontario's Pallatte with:

Painting Trees in Acrylic

Online Class

Painting Trees in Acrylic

with Peter John Reid

  • Acrylic Paint

Project Description

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Another using the watercolour acrylic technique. Is the piece for sale? Yes Link to website or online shop www.peterjohnreid.com

Q&A with Peter John Reid

vivstudio asked:
What colour background did you lay down first? Love the delicate lacy effect of the foliage. Is the pale lavander color behind the trees negative painting that you painted last? I like step by step learning and like to know what you did first, second & third! Thanks for a great class.
Peter John Reid answered:
Hard to remember yesterday. Looking at it I would think a red at the bottom moving to an orange and then yellow at the top. Not a lot remained in the finished piece. The purples are interesting, I use a mix of Ultramarine Blue, Pyrrole Red and Titanium white. This mix when used with a lot of water separates out in places giving a whole range of cool colour shifts. Ultramarine Blue is heavier than most pigments so it sinks and granulates. You may notice that ultramarine is on the bottom of you water tub when you clean it. This technique requires patience and luck, you see things happen, try to save them, it can change before it dries, keep layering but as you move toward the completed piece you show more restraint with how much you add. I use a lot of straight water when doing this but give it time to move, to much and it runs away. I often on 3 to 6 paintings at a time because of the long drying time between coats, often only one or two a day.