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5. Tulipa 'Lord Stanley V.jpg

'Tulipa, 'Lord Stanley'  (detail) Private Collection
Watercolour on Kelmscott Vellum 

"........the trick is never generalise…….or match a local colour……….but observe as accurately as possible....the aim is not to make a diagram for understanding but to describe as fully and as accurately as possible.......the reality…….. it takes time……. and patience ……both for observation and application.......the purpose……….know and understand fully what you want and don’t be sidetracked........then…….the light…..the colour……the surface…..the subtleties ……the shifts……..the small nuances………..the control…….the application…….the timing……..the patience"

 

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