Early Morning Rocks (2.5×3.5) / Small & Simple ACEO Oil Painting Exercise



Very small, fast, and simple (2.5 x 3.5 inch) impromptu painting exercise using water mixable oils. This happens as it goes, so have fun and don’t take anything too seriously! Happy viewing and God Bless! …QUESTIONS?….Please read the COMPLETE DESCRIPTION below. Click on SHOW MORE.

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This video is shared for your viewing entertainment and is not intended as a painting tutorial. However, the following information is provided in response to viewer requests and is only approximate.

CANVAS PREP: A 3.5 x 4.5 inch piece of pre-primed canvas has been mounted on mat board and masked to ACEO standard size of 2.5 x 3.5 inches. Then, a very light layer of water-thinned Titanium White has been applied.

PALETTE (Water Mixable Oils – Assorted Brands)
Titanium White
Indian Yellow or Cadmium Yellow Deep
Cadmium Orange
Cadmium Red
Phthalo Blue
Dioxazine Purple
Van Dyke Brown or Burnt Umber
Ivory Black
Water (for thinning and cleaning)

SIMPLE PALETTE MIXTURES
Light Mixtures = Titanium White + one color added bit by bit
Dark Mixtures = one color + Black added bit by bit
All other mixes and blends are done on the canvas as shown.

BRUSHES AND PAINTING TOOLS
Assorted sizes of Bristle Flat Brushes (value pack)
Very Small Bristle Fan Brush
Small Soft Filbert Brush
Small Soft Blending Brush
3/4″ Soft Flat Brush
Small Wide Angle Palette Knife
Pointed Palette Knife
Script Liner Brush
Restaurant Sandwich Stick (for scratching)

Feel free to vary the size, colors, and brushes to suit. You may also use regular oils with the same results. Acrylics and watercolors may be used, but with results characteristic of their physical properties.

Be sure to thoroughly read the instructions, cautions, and warnings for all products used to complete this exercise to ensure their proper and safe use.

This channel is dedicated to the memory and works of the great TV artist William (Bill) Alexander, who re-introduced alla prima (wet-on-wet) oil painting to the world; and to the memory and works of his best known student, Bob Ross, who followed in his footsteps.

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