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

BASIC COLOUR MIXES

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

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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Winter Landscape

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, #4 and [ML] add #6 apply as wet in wet. Wet the sky area with clean water above the horizon first. The application of the sky is best achieved with the picture upside down.



Trees.
Using [ML] and sm of [#4] wet in wet.

Hedgerows
Using [ML] and sm of [#8] wet in wet

Shadows.
Using [ML] and sm of [#3] and [#4] wet in wet.

Buildings.
Mix [ML] and [#8]

     



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