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COLOURS USED shown in dark blue
#1 - Alizarin Crimson 
#2 - French Ultramarine
#3 - Winsor Blue
#4 - CeruleanBlue
#5 - Raw Sienna
#6 - Light Red
#7 - Burnt Umber
#8 - Naples Yellow
#9 - Winsor Yellow
#10 - Neutral Tint
BASIC COLOUR MIXES

[BG] - #5+ #7+ #10 + #2 (very pale strength)
[TX] - #4 + #6 ( medium strength)

A COUPLE OF BASIC TERMS

cw refers to the term "charge with" meaning to introduce a colour into a still wet colour.(Wet-in-wet)
sm refers to the term "smallest amount"

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Potted Geraniums

FIRST STAGE
colour APPLICATION

Standard Notes:
Planning the painting: This is very important!
First read through all the notes - mentally paint the picture before proceeding - analyse the source picture above - and PLEASE be aware of the colour mixes you are about to apply to each area, and the order in which they are applied, try visualising the result. Will the brush you are about to use carry enough colour - have you mixed enough colour - is the mix too strong or too weak? Try it out on your - trial pad!


Application of washes.
This should be quick using as few strokes as possible to cover any area being worked on. A minimal amount of brush-strokes equals greater purity and translucency of colour. Too much dabbing and scrubbing when applying the colour kills its freshness.

Basic Mixing Method.
More water in the wash gives a pale or weak wash, more colour produces a stronger wash. Most mixes require only two colours, one will be darker than the other. Mix sufficient quantity of the lighter colour and just keep adding small quantities of the darker colour until you feel happy with it, keep checking your progress on your trial pad.

1 The Background colours BG - left hand side.
The colours used in the background wash are a very pale mix, but be careful as they are all strong colours. Start with a weak mix of Raw Sienna make sure there is sufficient to cover nearly the whole sheet. Add a little Burnt Umber and also a touch of Neutral Tint, also the smallest amount of French Ultramarine to give a little texture, the colour we are trying to convey is that of garden paving stone.

2 The Background colours TX - right hand side.
This colour is to add texture to the wall on the right using the wet in wet technique, mix sufficient Cerulean Blue medium strength add a little Light Red to give you a rich blue/grey colour, make sure you stir this mixture well before use
otherwise the cerulean blue will settle to the bottom of the mix and cause problems.
Apply more of the first left hand background colour to the right hand side and while still wet introduce the TX colour allowing it to run down the sheet. Practice this application before committing it to your painting.


3 The Background Geranium colour and green pot:
. Mix enough very pale Winsor Yellow to cover the plant areas indicated on the picture and also the green pot.




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4 The Pots colours.

 

     



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