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#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

[ML] - Mauve Lilac = #1+ #2 [*see note]
[MB] - Medium Brown = #7 + #2

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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Coldacre Farm


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.
Planning the painting: This is very important!
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 strong or weak? Try it out on your - trial pad!

The Sky:
Colours used:
Mix seperately the three colours to create the sky.
#8Naples Yellow weak mix
#6Light Red weak mix
#3Winsor Blue medium mix
and also separately mix[ML] Lilac..
*special note
.Mixing Lilac:
First mix sufficient #2 and add very small amounts of #1 until Lilac is reached, it's better to be too blue than violet.


The Sky:
Classic wet in wet application.
Turn the picture upside down, first apply the weak mix of #8 into and around this add #6 - leaving areas of dry paper into which add the #3 now quickly add the [ML] mix outlining the white areas which becomes the snow on the farmhouse roof and the trees.
Allow the colours to flow freely into each other. Before and while applying these sky colours it would be useful to study the [ large picture ] for guidance. Turn your printout upside down also.

The Farm Buildings:
Colours used:
Mix together #7 Burnt Umber
#2 Ultramarine to achieve [MB]
and a little
#6 Light Red.

Apply to the areas indicated in the picture


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