FIRST A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT
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Trace the design onto 140 pound watercolor paper, this is the heavy paper that will not buckle. If the paper is too thick to trace through place it against a window with the light shining behind it and then you should be able to trace it easily.
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The first layer of color should be watery and not very brilliant but pale. Use a medium brush for the first wash.
Be careful to go around the flowers. Use orange for the base color of the wheelbarrow.
AFTER THE FIRST WASH DRIES
Wash in the sky with watery blue color. Let it mix with the green in the background. Use tissue if needed to lift out color if it gets too bright. Add dark color to the area below the wheelbarrow. Use a small brush and place red over the wheelbarrow but leave areas of orange showing through. Use purple and black for the shadows. Use brown for the wheel. Mix green with a LITTLE red or purple and draw the shadows in the leaves.
AFTER THE SECOND WASH DRIES
Mix green with a LITTLE brown for a darker green and use a small brush to add detail to the grass. With the small brush add pale watery color to the flowers. Make some flowers yellow, lavender light blue and pink. Do the brown centers of the sunflowers AFTER THE YELLOW DRIES. If colors blend in a way you do not want use clear water on a brush and a tissue to lift it out, then after it dries try again.
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(c)Adron Dozat 1/23/18