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COLOURS USED
#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
BASIC COLOUR MIXES

[LG] - Light Green = #4+ #5
[MG] - Medium Green = #2+ #9

[DG] - Dark Green = #3+ #7+#5
[ML] - Mauve Lilac = #1+ #2 [*see note]
[RG] - Rich Grey = #2+ #7
[WG] - Warm Grey = #2+ #6
[CS] - Cold Stone= #1+#2+ #7

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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Birch Tree Farm

SECOND STAGE
APPLICATION


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.
Planning the painting:
Mentally paint the picture before proceeding - analyse the source picture above - and be aware of the colour mixes you are about to apply to each area, try visualising the result. Will the brush you are about to use carry enough colour - have you mixed enough colour - is the mix strong or weak? Try it out on your - trial pad!


Mixing Mauve Lilac: *note
First mix sufficient #2 and add very small amounts of #1 until Lilac is achieved.

The Gate and Fence:

Mix separate amounts of #6 Light Red and also [WG]. First apply the [WG] to fence and gate - colour should be wet enough to allow wet in wet application of medium strength #6. Study the larger picture closely to see how the application has allowed the two colours to blend.

Birch Trees:
Mix a weak wash of #5 for the pale colour and a separate mix of [ML]+sm of #7 for the dark colour. Apply the pale colour first, leaving breaks of white paper, apply the dark colour from the right hand side allowing the left hand side to be lighter giving the effect of sunlight illuminating from the left. Study the larger picture closely to see how the application has allowed the two colours to blend.
Barn Roof:
A medium strength mix of #6. When dry a slightly darker application on lower half.

Roofs Farmhouse and Sheds:
Mix a weak wash of #5 for the pale colour at the top and a separate mix of [ML]+sm of #7 for the dark colour.
Apply the pale colour first, at the top of the roof and cw the dark colour allowing the pale colour to flow down. Study the larger picture closely to see the strength of the colours and how the application has allowed the two colours to blend.
Shed walls:
A medium strength mix of #7 with a sm of #2.
Farmhouse walls:
Use a weak wash of [ML] on the shadow side only.
     



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