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COLOURS USED
#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
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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Peak District

SECOND 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!


The Sky:
This application is more easily achieved if the picture is upside down.
Mix sufficient amounts - and use your trial pad to check the strength of your colours.
Mix all of the colours required before you start.
#6 Light Red -
weak/medium
#8 Naples Yellow -
weak/medium
#3 Winsor Blue -
weak/medium
[WG] - medium/strong




The Sky continued:
(Keeping your brush fully loaded.)
In the area of the sky above the trees, apply #8 and #6 liberally without stirring them into each other .
(Your picture should still be upside down)
Immediately above the roofs apply [WG] using a well loaded brush - now using your mix of #3 again with a loaded brush introduce liberally into the [WG] and allowing all of the colours to blend together cover the whole sky area of the paper.
Wow - all three evening classes found that part of the painting an exciting challenge.

 

     



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