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Essential Supplies

The items you will need to complete this scene are as follows:-

Watercolour Paint
Burnt Sienna
Yellow Ochre
Raw Umber
Ultramarine Blue

Hooker's Green
1.5" Wash brush
3/4" Wash brush
No.8 Round


Just like the last project, with just a few more colours, wet the sky area which is about two-thirds of the picture. In the bottom area, drop a well watered mixture of alizarin crimson and yellow ochre, heavy on the yellow ochre and easy on the alizarin crimson. Now from the top all the way down to the bottom ultramarine blue, again wash out the brush squeezing out the surplus water, and in a twisting and dragging motion, suck out the clouds. And there's your sky.

Now whilst this is still slightly damp, drop in a mixture of ultramarine blue and burnt sienna, whilst it is still damp so that it gives a distant and hazy effect. 

Now yellow ochre a quick stroke across the foreground using the 3/4" wash brush, and simply draw out a few lines getting narrower as they go into the distance. Notice the gap going into the distance is a lot narrower than in the foreground.

Importantly wash out your brush in between every few strokes, so that you carry on taking the paint out rather than just moving the paint around.



Now using yellow ochre and Hooker's green mixed with plenty of water in it, drop in using the No.8 round brush, giving the impression of middle distance trees. Now with Hooker's green and burnt sienna, the same process but slightly bigger and slightly stronger. 
Now drop a few touches of ultramarine blue using the No.8 round brush for the foreground trees. 

Now again ultramarine blue with a touch of burnt sienna in it, using the 3/4" wash brush drop in a light shadow coming in across the field.

And there is a very quick, simple, summer scene.