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Whittock, N. (Nathaniel), 1791-1860 / The art of drawing and colouring from nature flowers, fruit, and shells: to which is added, correct directions for preparing the most brilliant colours for painting on velvet, with the mode of using them: also the new method of oriental tinting

Oil painting, fruit, flowers, &c.,   pp. 84-90

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light must be left by a dexterous management of the brush. No. 7. is
the shade.
There is no difference in the material required for the patterns,
either for velvet painting or oriental tinting; but, in the latter, to shew
how the rotundity is produced in fruit, all the patterns required for two
cherries are drawn. No. 2. is applied first; the brush is used round the
circles, letting the centre be light. The effect of the first pattern
(No. 2.) is shewn in No. 4.; the effect of the second (No. 3.) is shewn
in No. 5. No. 6. is the part of the leaf in shade. Though there are two
colours there is no necessity for two patterns, as the shades are put on
with different brushes. No. 7. is part of the branch and the stalks of
the fruit. No. 8. shews the size and form of the brushes required in
this style of painting.
The student who can produce clear and correct drawings from
nature, or from the various subjects contained in this work, in water
colours, will find but little difficulty in painting in oil, if a judicious
selection of colours, oil, &c. is made, as all the directions for drawing
light and shade, and colouring, apply with few exceptions equally to
oil as water colours.

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