Alizarin Crimson (perm)
1” Flat Brush
1/4” Flat Brush
1” Bristle Brush
3” Hake Brush
#2 Rigger Brush
Old Towel to wipe
your brushes on
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Simple Skies 4 - Wash Feather and Blot
This is a slightly more complicated sky, but also more predictable and controllable
Pay attention to the edges, some areas require hard, definite edges, while elsewhere, soft, lost edges are needed.
Using Ultramarine Blue (a sedimentary non staining color) rather than Phthalo Blue (a strong transparent stain)
means we can easily lift the dry pigment off for the light areas on the foreground buildings.
Have an old towel handy to keep your hake brush as dry as possible when you feather out the sky.
Cobalt Blue Wash
The Cobalt Blue wash placed over the lower area of the sky is a great way of pushing the sky back into the distance.
A Permanent Rose wash can be used in a similar manner to pull foregrounds forward. The transparency of Cobalt Blue
and Permanent Rose mean all the underlying detail and subtlety will not be lost. Let these washes dry thoroughly before working
Indian Yellow can be used in place of Quinacridone Gold.