Paint Raw Sienna Cobalt Blue,Burnt Umber,Light Red,Lemon Yellow and White Gouache
Brushes 1 and 1/2 inch(38MM) Simply Painting Goathair brush,
3/4inch(19mm) Simply Painting Goathair No 3 Rigger Simply Painting Nylon Brush
Sheet of 14 x 10 330 gms(140 lb) watercolour paper,masking tape, water container ,pencil ruler, cloths and a 17 x 10 board to affix paper
"You can use any materials but I would recommend using the Simply Painting materials."
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Let's Get Started
Take you sheet of watercolour paper and affix to all corners of the stiff board using the masking tape .
Then raise the board by about 2 inches by placing something under it - a book or upturned saucer are fine.This will help you control the water.Then use the your ruler and pencil to draw the horizon line about 1/3 of the way up the paper.
Make sure your horizon is straight
Next using a weak mixture of Raw Sienna and your 1 and 1/2 inch goathair brush, paint in the sky.
Now Clean your brush
While the paper is still wet paint in some cobalt blue leave some white areas in the centre for clouds
Stop about 2 inches above the the horizon line
Let the sky dry or dry with hairdryer
With your pencil draw in the outline of the mountain
Make up a mixture of 55% Cobalt Blue and 45% Light Red. Don't make it too dark (to lighten mixture just add water)Then using the 3/4 inch goathair brush fill in the mountain
Paint right down to within 2 inches of the Horizon line
Change to your No.3 rigger and using a dark mixture (55% Cobalt Blue and 45% Light Red) paint a darker strip down the right hand side of the mountain.
This will give the impression that the the right hand side of the mountain is in shadow
Change ot your 3/4 inch goathair and using a mixture of 80% and 20% Cobalt Blue paint along the bottom of the mountain
Make sure the mountain is dry before you start.
Keep going down to Horizon line Don't go below the Horizon
Now clean your brush Add some Burnt Umber and paint along the area where the land meets the horizon line.
Still using Burnt Umber darken the land on the right hand side to show it is in shadow
Make sure painting is dry
Clean your brush and make up a mixture of 90% Raw Sienna and 10% Cobalt Blue.
Now drag the brush right along under the horizon Go all the across in one stroke.
Repeat this a couple of times
Clean your 3/4 inch goathair and using a mix of 80% Lemon Yellow and 20% Cobalt Blue paint in the grassy area in the foreground
Complete the grass right down to the foreground.Then using Burnt Umber paint in rushes and bushes on the left side of painting.
Now use Burnt Umber to darken in the area under bush
Now using your nail scratch in some branches on the bush.Do this while paint is still wet
Clean you rigger brush and using Burnt Umber paint in the posts
Never paint the posts straight
Still using rigger and Burnt Umber paint in Joe the Bird and a friend.
On top of Croagh Patrick there is a church-so let's paint it
Now using the rigger and Burnt Umber- let's paint a boat on the water. This stretch is called Clew Bay
Add in two fishermen or carrots with dots on top of them for heads Don't make the heads too big.
Using the rigger and some White Gouache paint in some Bog Cotton flowers in foreground
Now sign it
And frame it