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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
[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

THIRD 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.

Birch Tree Leaves:

A medium strength mix of #6 + #7 with a sm of #2.

Birch Trees:
To a medium strength mix of [ML] add a touch of #7 and apply to the branches and use to reemphasise the dark areas on the main trunk. Study the larger picture closely to see the strength and position of the colour.

The foreground:
Using a strong mix of [DG], apply with a semi loaded brush, adding water to the colour so that interesting shapes develope. I call this technique - (Dabble and Splash)
Study the larger picture [ painting03-UHR ] closely to see the strength of the colours and how the application has allowed the colours to blend and achieve interesting shapes.

In the very near future I intend to create a page of my favourite and often used techniques with examples of the results.

Farmhouse and Sheds:
Study the larger picture closely to see the strength of the colours and how the application has allowed the colours to blend and achieve an interesting texture.
Shed walls:
A mix of #7 with a of #2.
Farmhouse walls:
Use a medium mix of [ML] on the shadow side only.
     



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