Brookshaw, George / A new treatise on flower painting, or, Every lady her own drawing master: containing familiar and easy instructions for acquiring a perfect knowledge of drawing flowers with accuracy and taste: Also complete directions for producing the various tints.
Blue, pp. 19-20
Pink or Rose Colour, p. 20
Purples, pp. 20-21
20 more blue, the same method already described to make these first four, will serve to make all others. Pink or Rose Colour. These tints are also made exactly in the same manner as the blue, therefore compare the colour you have rubbed off the cake in the dish, with No. 4, and if that is of the full colour, you have only to add a little water, to make each of the other three tints, in the same manner as directed to make the blues. Purples. In order to make the purples, wash your pencils quite clean, and wipe them dry: with a clean pallet, take a clean pencil, and with it take a little of the blue, and put it on the pallet, and with another clean pencil take a little lake, and put that on the pallet, each by themselves; then get a third pencil, and take a little of the lake and blue that is on the pallet, and mix them together on another part of the pallet, and by mixing them well together, you will find them produce a purple; take a stroke on your paper, and compare it with your purple tints, and see which of them it is most like; if it be too light for any of the darkest tints, you have only to add more blue and lake; but as purples are composed of two distinct colours, there is more difficulty in finding the exact tints; therefore I have made two distinct sets of purple, one with more lake in, and the other with more of the blue; and by I I
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