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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

[OB] - Orange Brown = #6+ #5+ #2 (med strength)
[RG] - Rich Green = #9+ #4 (medium strength)
[YB] - Yellow Brown = #9 + #7 (medium strength)

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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Daisies in Long Grass

FOURTH STAGE
APPLICATION

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.

1 The Masking Fluid Application notes:
I believe that most pictures do not need masking fluid to create the white or lighter/pale areas, such as the previous project picture we painted of swans. The shapes were large and
not too difficult to paint around.
This picture of daisies and long grass is ideal to show the qualities and usefulness of masking fluid.
Use a brush that is past its best and won't cause you grief if it's ruined. However to help preserve the integrity of your brush squeeze a few drops of washing up liquid (Fairy Liquid is great) onto your palette and use your selected brush as though you're mixing colour working the liqiud in the roots of the brush, wipe all the excess off your brush with a dry towel, there only needs to be a miniscule layer of soap liquid in the hairs/filaments for this to work satisfactorily, if there is too much you will get bubbles in your masking fluid and spoil it
Start at the top of your picture and fill in the daisies working your way down to the bottom of the sheet. Study the large picture as a guide.
Apply an adequate amount of fluid, too little and too sparse an application is often difficult to remove.
Leave to dry completely at least an hour .



2 Notes Tommorrow:
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Visual aid to the strokes:

Positive strokes applied quickly without fussing in a horizontal motion first the orange brown, then the rich green and the yellow brown.



 

     



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