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COLOURS USED
#1 - Alizarin Crimson
#2 - French Ultramarine
#3 - Winsor Blue
#4 - Cerulean Blue
#5 - Raw Sienna
#6 - Light Red
#7 - Burnt Umber
BASIC COLOUR MIXES

[LG] - Light Green = #4+ #5
[MG] - Medium Green = #3+ #5
[DG] - Dark Green = #3+ #7+#5
[ML] - Mauve Lilac = #1+ #2
[RG] - Rich Grey = #2+ #7
[WG] - Warm Grey = #2+ #6

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 "small amount"

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Pink Cosmos

FIRST 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!


Background and flowers
Mix pale wash of #1 for the flowers.
Mix together medium strength washes of #4, #5 on the paper.
Apply as wet in wet with two generous brushes. (one kept just for the pink)
Try to keep an aura of pink around the line of the flowers.
As you can see on mine - some raw sienna drifted down into the pink area. I did not try to correct the drift of colour - you will usually find that an attempted correction looks worse than a fresh mistake.
The larger view will give a clearer indication of the
colour application.




 

     



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