Brookshaw, George / Groups of fruit : accurately drawn and coloured after nature, with full directions for the young artist : designed as a companion to the treatise on flowers and birds
APPLES. Tiiis branch of Apples is placed as the second on account of the similarity of colouring to the bunch of Cherries preceding: the same method that is pointed out for the leaves of the latter will do for these. In colouring the Apples, begin with first puttinog in an orange tint, and soften the edge next the yellow so as to lose itself in the white paper ; then put a red tint above, and soften that down upon the orange ; after which wash in a strong yellow tint ; in doing this you may wash over the orange and re(l tint, and by that means you will soften any harsh touches of the red, and blend the three tints of yellow, orange, and red, into each other mutch better. When vou have done thus far it will be best to put a vermilion tint all over the red part, and then darken it with clear lake ; the brown tints round the stems must now be put in ; here some pains will be required to unite these brown tints into the lake tints, as they unite in a fine line: the lake must be done last upon the brown, as the brown will not show upon the lake. The shadow tints of the yellow must be put in with terra de siena, delicately softened off into the yellow.
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