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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



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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Lindisfarne Castle

FIRST STAGE
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 Sky
Mix a wash of medium/pale ultramarine, for the top part of the sky, and a pale mix of Ultramarine with a small amount of Light Red added for the clouds.
Wet the sky being careful to leave the castle and the hill dry .Turn the sheet up-sidedown apply the French ultramarine mix.
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2 The Castle and hill:
Mix a stiffer mix of Light Red and Ultramarine;
.also a mix of pale wash of Naples Yellow, with a touch of Burnt Umber and a small touch of Ultramarine;
also a medium/stiff mix of Light Red adding a touch of Ultramarine.

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3 The Foreground water:
. Mix a pale wash of Ultramarine;
also again as before mix a pale wash of Naples Yellow, add a touch of Burnt Umber and a small touch of Ultramarine.
also a medium/stiff mix of Light Red adding a touch of Ultramarine
See more instructions on Large-Pic

 

  Before proceeding to stage 2 of the painting
masking fluid must be applied
Masking Fluid Application Guidance Sheet
 



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