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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

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!


Flowers
Mix a mediumwash of [ML] for the flowers - apply only to the shadow areas and use a brush with clean water to soften the end of the stroke.
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Background
The background area (as can be seen on the right of the picture) receives a stronger wet in wet wash of #4 - #5 add also #2 and #7 allow colours to mix freely on the paper - take care not to stir the colours or they will turn muddy.
When totaly dry commence application of the rich dark areas using a mix of [DG] allow typical leaf shapes to form.

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colour application

 

     



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