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#1 - Naples Yellow
#2 - Winsor Yellow
#3 - French Ultramarine
#4 - Light Red
#5 - Raw Sienna
#6 - Winsor Blue
#7 - CeruleanBlue
#8 - Burnt Umber
#9 - Alizarin Crimson


[LG] - Light Green = #5+ #7
[MG] - Medium Green = #3+ #5
[DG] - Dark Green = #5+ #6
[RG] - Rich Green = #2+ #5 + #6
[ML] - Mauve Lilac = #2+ #9

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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Blea Tarn


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!

Mix pale washes of #1 and #3, apply as wet in wet. The application of the sky is best achieved with the picture upsidedown.

Use a wet-in-wet application of medium strength [ML] cw pale [LG]

Using [LG] [MG] and Raw Sienna [#5] wet in wet.
Sandy shore line.
Using a mix of pale #5 plus sm of #4


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