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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 = #3+ #9
[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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Tawny Owl

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! - trial pad use is essential!


The colours:
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The application:
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The Owl and the Gate:
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The Tawny Owl is now available as a fine art print,
produced in several sizes and also as a greetings card.
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