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.
Directions For Colouring, pp. 29-36 ff.
29 defiance to all bounds in her beauty and variety of tints. These leaves are laid in with yellow oker worked thin; the second tint is yellow oker worked stronger; the third is burnt terra de siena worked upon the second tint; and the fourth is lake upon the third tint. The veins may be cut up with the third tint, or burnt terra de siena and lake mixed together. DIRECTIONS FOR COLOURING. The practitioner will now commence the most pleasing part of the art, which is that of colouring a flower; but care must be taken to rub out the black-lead sketches so as to leave them quite faint, or they will appear through the colour, and disfigure the drawing. As all the different tints that are in the flowers of the following plates will be found in the tablets of tints, every lady who copies from these flowers will find those seemingly insurmountable difficulties of not knowing how to mix the tints, entirely removed, by referring to the tablets whenever she finds herself at a loss; and as the method of colouring the green leaves has been clearly explained, it will be necessary now to point out the most easy method of colouring any of the following flowers. But before I proceed I must first observe, that in drawing in water colours the I
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