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COLOURS USED
#1 -Raw Sienna
#2 -French Ultramarine
#3 -Light Red
#4 -Burnt Umber
#5 -Cerulean Blue

BASIC COLOUR MIXES

[GS] - Gold Stone = #1+ #4
[RG] - Rich Green = #1+ #5
[DG] - Dark Green = #1+ #2

cw refers to the term "charge with" meaning to introduce a colour into a still wet colour.(Wet-in-wet)
Thus [GS] being a mix of Raw Sienna with a touch of Burnt Umber is charged (while still wet) with a brushstroke of Light Red - for castle stonework.

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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 - is the mix strong or weak? Try it out on your - trial pad!


Sky. (Down to Castle & bridge)
Mix pale washes of [GS], also #2, apply as wet in wet. Allow to dry.

Castle and Bridge.
Apply [GS] being a mix of Raw Sienna with a touch of Burnt Umber - while still wet cw #3 (a brushstroke of Light Red)

Island Grass.
Apply [RG] and [DG] - while still wet cw #3

Reflections.
Apply #2 with horizontal brush-strokes, leaving irregular slivers of white paper.
These horizontal dry strips of paper help to contain
the downward flow of wet in wet application of the other colours [GS] [RG] and [DG]




     



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