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


[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


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, #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.

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

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

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

Mix [ML] and [#8]


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