Step by Step Demonstrations
'Autumn, The Hermitage'
- Arches 300lb rough
- Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Permanent Magenta, Cobalt Violet,
Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Viridian.
image was drawn out using a 2B pencil. Masking fluid was applied
to the highlights and also to 'mid tone' areas which are surrounded
following washes were applied to damp paper:
Raw Sienna, Cobalt Blue, Cobalt Violet for the sky.
Cerulean plus Raw Sienna, Raw Sienna plus Cobalt Violet and Raw
Sienna, Cobalt Violet plus Cerulean for the distance.
Burnt Sienna plus Cobalt Blue (warm mix) and Cobalt Blue plus Burnt
Sienna (cooler mix) for the roofs.
Raw Sienna plus Permanent Magenta and Cobalt Blue plus - Permanent
Magenta for the farmhouse walls.
Cobalt blue, Raw Sienna plus Permanent Magenta for roof shadows
and dark, 'bluey' hedgerow, also in shadow.
Raw Sienna plus Cobalt Blue, Raw Sienna, Cobalt Blue plus Viridian
and Raw Sienna, Cobalt Blue and a touch of Burnt Sienna for foreground
Haze of twigs were painted 'wet in wet' using mixes of Raw Sienna
plus Cobalt Violet and Raw Sienna plus Cobalt Blue.
masking fluid was removed when the paper was completely dry using
a clean finger.
of the previously masked areas were tinted using combinations of
Raw Sienna, Cobalt Violet and Cobalt Blue.
The branches were painted
using 'warm' and 'cool' combinations of Burnt Sienna plus Cobalt
Blue and Raw Sienna, Permanent Magenta and Cobalt Blue.
The dappled light on the
left hand, low roof was developed by painting a shadow wash of Cobalt
Blue plus Permanent magenta.
The light struck gable
end of the main farmhouse was tinted using Raw Sienna and Cobalt
A Cobalt Blue wash was
painted over the white window frames.
was developed on dry paper using the mixes described in step two.
The colours were
introduced / overlaid to create a broken texture to capture the
nature of the rough moorland vegetation.
branches and highlights on the foliage around the farmhouse, were
added using Titanium White acrylic tinted with Raw Sienna, Cobalt
These twigs were
painted using a No.2, 'Pro Arte', Rigger brush.