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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

SY-sky yellow = #9+sm#6
CL-clouds = #6+sm#1+sm#10

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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TOP LANE FARM - WINTER

FIRST STAGE
APPLICATION


Standard Notes:
Planning the painting: This is very important!
First read through all the notes and watch the video clips - 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!


Top Lane Farm - Winter - Watercolour painting - stage 01

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Though the videos do not show the paintings or colours too clearly - the application methods and colours used are easy to follow and understand and the "scans" provide good images to use as your definitive guide, especially the larger UHR scans..


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.

 

   



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