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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

[DG] - Dark Green = #5+ #3 (rich strength)
[MG] - Medium Green = #9+#4+#3 (medium strength)
[WB] - Warm Blue = #6+#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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A Country Lane


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.

Mixing Lilac or [ ML] Mauve Lilac:
From the feedback I've received mixing this colour seems to require a comment. When mixing two colours where one is much darker than the other, I would always mix sufficient quantity of just the pale colour, adding the darker colour by small amounts, until the correct tone and hue are achieved, continually using my test pad. However when both colours are dark, you need to decide which has the most intense staining quality. In this instance I feel that #1[Alizarin Crimson] is far more intense than #2 [French Ultramarine] so first mix sufficient #2 and add very small amounts of #1 until Lilac is reached, it's better to be too blue than violet. Try it out on your - trial pad!

1 The Tree:
Apply the Dark Green mix [DG] to foliage on the tree giving it a three dimensional effect and sunlight and shadow, allow light areas to remain giving the effect of branches in the sunlight, see the large picture for guidance.

2 The Shadows in the Road:
The Warm Blue mix [WB] is applied with a large brush leaving areas of light to show giving the effect of sunlight and shadows.

3 The LH Hedgerow:
The extreme left is the [DG] mix; apply leaving light green to show through in places. Next to that apply medium strength Light Red leaving light areas to show through. Progressing across the page apply [MG] in the same way finish the hedgerow with [MG] near the bottom of the hedgerow section in the middle, soften to give a rounded appearance using a damp brush.

4 The RH Hedgerow and grass verge:
The same colours are used on the right hand side as on the left, for guidance see the large picture .




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