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 Lindisfarne Castle


Essential Supplies

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

Watercolour Paint
Burnt Sienna
Yellow Ochre
Light Red
Ultramarine Blue

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


In Figure 1 you will see that I have done a very simple outline of Lindisfarne Castle in the distance, with beach and sea. For the sky, after thoroughly wetting the sky area, I dropped in with a mixture of yellow ochre and alizarin crimson mixed, then ultramarine blue from the top all the way through to the bottom. I sucked out the clouds by simply squeezing the water out from my brush and sucking out the paint. For the shadow in the cloud I dropped a tiny touch of light red into the ultramarine blue. For all of this I used my 1.5" synthetic Dalon flat wash brush.
Now using a mix of ultramarine blue and light red, I very simply block in the castle and the hill that itís standing on, using my No.8 round Sapphire brush. Whilst this is still damp, add a few highlights here and there using yellow ochre. Now once this has dried slightly, go back in again with the ultramarine blue and light red and add some shaded areas.



Now for my sea colour I've used a mixture of ultramarine blue, Hooker's green and burnt sienna and as I come further forward left small areas of the white paper showing through by merely tapping on with my brush to leave the under paper showing through. For underneath the white areas I use the same mixture as for the sea with a little less water in it.
For the sand I stroked over with a mixture of ultramarine blue, yellow ochre and burnt sienna, then for the rough effect I just put a tiny touch more ultramarine blue into the mixture. For the foreground beach grasses, I firstly went over using my ĺ" Sapphire wash brush with yellow ochre, then a mixture of Hooker's green and burnt sienna.