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illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... hurt by the dust; and that
your work may be fair and clean when it leaves your hands. Then
take a minever brush without a point, and begin to lay on the dark
colour, and make out the shadows in what should be the dark part of
the figure. Then in the usual manner take the middle tint and paint
the reflected lights, and lights1 of the dark folds, and begin with
the same colour to make out the folds of the lighted side. Then
with the lightest colour paint the light reliefs on the light side
of the figure, and in this manner return to the first dark folds of
the drapery with the dark colour. And thus, as you have begun, go
many times over with these colours, first one and then the other,
painting them over and uniting them skilfully, and softening them
tenderly. And now it is time to leave your work and to rest
yourself for a short space, and then return to the work on your
panel. You should always take_pleasure in your work. When you have
covered the ground properly with these three gradations of colour,
take the lightest, and prepare another still lighter, always
washing the former colours from the brush. Make another colour
still lighter than this, and let them vary but little from each
other. Then touch with pure white, tempered as above on the high
lights; and thus paint the shades one after the other in regular
gradations, until they reach the deepest shades of pure lake. And
remember that, as you have made your colours in gradations, so you
must arrange your vases in order of this gradation, that you may
not mistake one for the other. Thus in this manner you may paint
any colour you please, either red, or white, or yellow, or green.
But if you would make a beautiful purple (bisso) colour take fine
lake, and the best ultramarine blue, ..
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