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


[GS] - Gold Stone = #1+ #4
[RG] - Rich Green = #1+ #5
[DG] - Dark Green = #1+ #2
[HB] - Hazy Blue = #2 + #5 + vs#3

vs means add a very small amount of:
refers to the term "charge with" meaning to introduce a colour into a still wet colour.(Wet-in-wet)

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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. The more you work or stir your colour on the paper the muddier it becomes.
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 - 2nd stage.
Wet sky with clean water - to just above mountain line, apply [HB] as wet in wet in a few places to create cloud effect. Allow to dry.

Mountains -

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.

Nothing added at this stage

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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