Lavenham Stately Home
As you will see this is a slightly different project because it is all
done out on location. Firstly as you will see there is the outline
drawing with the skywash and itís a very simple cobalt bule sky sucking
out a few clouds with my big brush, and drop in a little bit of cobalt
blue and light red for the shadow.
Once the skywash was totally dry I simply blocked the building using my
No 8 round brush and being careful to go around all those fancy windows.
Not painting any stone work at the time simply blocking in with a
mixture of raw umber with a touch of burnt sienna.
In the next stage again using raw umber and burnt sienna again but
slightly darker, and still using my no 8 round brush, I gave the
impression of a few bits of brick work here and there, at this time I
also did the windows using the same brush with a mixture of ultra marine
blue and burnt sienna, fairly dark. There are a lot of windows here so
take your time and get them right. Donít paint the frame work
of the windows, simply paint the window panes. At the same time you will
see that I have filled in some of the background trees at the side of
the house, still with the same brush, firstly using well watered yellow
ochre followed by hookers green and burnt sienna and them a touch of
Still with the stone work you will see that I have also done the fancy
bits of stone. For this I used Charles Evans Sand and for the top of the
roof, Raw umber, burnt sienna and a tiny touch of cobalt blue.
For the hedge again its starting off with yellow ochre but
good and strong, treat the hedge a bit more like a building than a tree.
Make it more square. Put the yellow ochre in the top bits then hookers
green and yellow ochre mixed then a few bits of blue in the base here
and there all whilst its still wet.
All of the trees were done using the traditional method which I use
which is yellow ochre, hookers green and burnt sienna then a bit of
For the foreground areas I firstly put in the drive way which was cobalt
blue mixed with light red, brush this in very quickly donít fiddle with
it and let it dry before doing the grasses either side. For this I used
my ĺĒ wash brush, put in a very watery wash of yellow ochre, followed by
a very watery wash of yellow ochre and hookers green mixed.
For the final stage I put shadow here and there and itís the same shadow
mix in the grasses and in the building. Cobalt blue alizarin crimson
with a touch of burnt sienna.