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For this article I am dealing just in miniatures. Its amazing what a result you can get for miniatures by not using tiny little two hair brushes. For all of these I simply used a flat wash brush which is one of the new Charles Evans range of brushes and a number round which is again a one of the new Charles Evans range of brushes.

 You will see that firstly in all of these little pictures I have done a very simply outline drawing

Essential Supplies

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

Watercolour Paint

Hooker's Green
Yellow Ochre
Alizarin Crimson
Burnt Sienna
Charles Evans Sand
Light Red
Raw Umber

Cobalt Blue

3/4" Wash brush
No.8 Round
No.3 Rigger

Step 1 :


For the Warkworth castle painting, I used cobalt blue in my sky and obviously because all of these are so small, they all measure 2 x 2, I have not pre wet the sky areas. I well watered cobalt blue and then suck out a couple of clouds.





Step 2 :

Once the skywash had dried, I used my no 8 round brush and filled the castle in with a well watered raw umber. 


Step 3 :

Whilst this was drying still with my no 8 round brush, a little bit of yellow ochre well watered on top of this.


Step 4 :

Now add a mix of cobalt blue, alizarin crimson and burnt sienna for the windows and flag pole.

Step 5 :

Drop in a little hookers green and burnt sienna mixed, follow by a little bit of cobalt blue.   Very simply those blobs of colour become trees at the base of the castle.

Step 6 :

A couple of burnt sienna roves in the bottom of these to indicate distant buildings and then finally a little bit of cobalt blue, alizarin crimson and burnt sienna gives me the colour mix for the shadows and windows in the castle.  This took about 10 minutes in total from start of finish.