Architectural aceos

Architectural aceos

I couldn’t decide on what to do next so I ended up having a little bit of fun with some of my watercolor aceo blanks.  I feel in a bit of a rut right now and sometimes just playing around with something small helps get me going again.   The last time I looked at these,  I didn’t feel like the colors were inspirationally floral so they have sat around the studio for ages. I pulled them out and decided to use some of the home photos to put some quick sketches on them, kind of in the spirit of the abstract architecturals.

The last time I tried it, they turned out – badly, but I think these turned out all right.  As I look at them I am thinking I should have flipped the horizontal one around so that the green was in the foliage and the gold was around the windows.  I wasn’t much for the planning on these though.  The idea was just to put some ink down and get going.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cindy D.
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 20:23:59

    Aha, ACEO size! Looks like you had fun with these. I like the different doors and windows. I think you might be right about the horizontal one where yellow for the building and green for the tree side would have been good. On the other hand, it’s a neat effect the way it is, maybe an early morning glow with a dark shadow cast in green across the house.

    I totally understand a rut! How about something different like a doll house? Or just splash some blotches of color across a white page and see what kind of creature or landscape you can do with the shapes.


  2. ruthsartwork
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 21:40:46

    My original thought on the horizontal one was golden yellow fall leaves. I was not paying attention to the fact the the other half was green.

    I have done the splashy color thing in a watercolor class. I ended up cutting the painting up for bookmarks which actually looked pretty nice after I laminated them. It was a case of the parts were greater than the whole. LOL Perhaps it is time to try again I am actually finishing up a commission piece right now.


  3. Sketchuniverse
    Oct 16, 2017 @ 02:42:03

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