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COLOURS USED
#1 - Naples Yellow
#2 - Winsor Yellow
#3 - French Ultramarine
#4 - Light Red
#5 - Raw Sienna
#6 - Winsor Blue
#7 - Burnt Umber

BASIC COLOUR MIXES

[LG] - Light Green = #2+ #3
[DG] - Dark Green = #5+ #6
[RG] - Rich Green = #2+ #5 + #6
[WB] - Warm Blue = #3+ sm#4

[LB] - Light Brown = #4+ sm#3

sm refers to the term "small amount"
cw
refers to the term "charge with" meaning to introduce a colour into a still wet colour.(Wet-in-wet)

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French Farmhouse

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 - have you mixed enough colour - is the mix strong or weak? Try it out on your - trial pad!


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

Trees.
Using [DG] a colour mix of #5 + #6 and applying Raw Sienna [#5] wet in wet.

Brick/Stone Work.
Apply weak mix of [WB] leaving white paper in various places -
cw a weak mix of [LB] also add a small amount of weak # 7 to the above colours for the out-house brickwork

Path.
Apply
weak mix of [LB] to the top of the path cw [WB] and add [LB] to remainder of the path.

Vine on the Farmhouse.
Apply [LG] at the top of the vine
cw with [RG]

Ivy on the out-house.

Apply [LG]
cw [DG] and weak #6.

Grass verges

Apply horizontal strokes of medium strength mix of [LB] - while still wet cw medium strength mix of [RG]

     



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