Colours: Cadmium/Permanent Red, Lemon yellow, Paynes grey, Viridian.
A word about Viridian
- Be careful it's a very strong pigment
- Removes from paper easily to give great effects
- Mix with red to give interesting brown and grey
Note how the sketch is arranged so that the shapes overlap this makes painting large areas easier.
Start on right with mixture of red +
viridian, paint area 1. Continue with
Grey paint area 2. Continue with
mixture of red + grey paint area 3.
Don't try to paint the whole outline
and then fill in you will get streaks
Whilst the paint is still damp soften
some of the edges at the sides of the
paper and some of the flowers.
Without adding more paint pull out
the existing paint to fill in a leaf.
Sprinkle sea salt whilst paint is still wet
Paint in the flowers with a wet-in-wet
mixture of red + yellow. Leave small
areas of white at the tops of the
Pull out the yellow at the bottom
of the flowers and add a little (very
little!!) viridian to make the stems
Paint in some of the leaves using either
viridian + red or lemon yellow +
paynes grey. Leave a large area in the
Paint in the large area in one go. Start
with a mixture of grey + viridian at the
top and add red + viridian at the
bottom, paint quickly horizontally
is easier if you wish to avoid vertical
Now we will remove the stalks with
clean water dabbing with kitchen
paper. You may need to refind the stalks
with a white crayon before you start.
Wash the brush frequently
to avoid just moving the pigment
around. You may not get back to the
white paper, but your stalks should be
visible if your background is dark
enough. Viridian removes easily.
Spray on clean water and dab out. The
pattern in top left has been made with a
paper doilly and a sponge