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 Horses In A Meadow


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
No.3 Rigger



As you can see from the first image, I have got my outline drawing done and the sky wash in. Note the couple of elongated light bulb shapes standing in the middle distance field, these will be our horses. For the sky I simply washed the whole area down with water and went in with ultramarine blue, well watered down. In the usual format I squeezed out my wash brush and sucked out the clouds. For all of this I used my 3/4" Sapphire.

In the distant trees I firstly dropped in a tiny touch of yellow ochre using my No.8 round brush and whilst this was still wet, dropped on with a tiny touch of Hooker's green mixed with ultramarine blue, and give the effect of a few trunks here and there, using the same blue but with my rigger brush.




You'll notice in the third image, that I have made a few more defined middle distance trees, this I did using the large wash brush. At the same time washing in the fields with yellow ochre for the first one, then Hooker's green and yellow ochre mixed for the big one. 

Now it's time for the light bulbs, so simple and yet here they are as horses in the middle distance, notice that one of the them is standing looking upwards, and the other is standing grazing. 





For the foreground tree, I firstly went in with yellow ochre down the right-hand side, raw umber down the middle, a mixture of ultramarine blue and burnt sienna down the left.
For the foliage, again using my big wash brush, dab on firstly with yellow ochre then a mixture of Hooker's green and burnt sienna, then again ultramarine blue and burnt sienna. And there we go, a quick and easy meadow scene.