The Artist's Assistant, In the Study and Practice of Mechanical Sciences: Calculated for the Improvement of Genius. Illustrated with Copper-Plates — Birmingham, [ca. 1785]

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io2 THE ARTIST'S ASSISTANT,

DIRECTIONS for colouring of FLOWERS
and painting upon SILK.

^LOWER-PAINTING with water colours is an
art in which nature affords an infinite variety
of unrivalled examples, yet may be eafily imitated;
being poffeffed of the colours herein defcribed,*
and well attending to the rules laid down. Firft
of colours: they are of two forts, tranfparent and
body colours ; of all which the preferable hue will
determine your choice in purchafmg.

All the teints neceffary for flower-painting are
contained in, or may be combined from the above
lift; forinftance, fap green will receive various hues
by adding Pruffian blue or gumboage, and fo of the
reft; and thofe not of themlelves gummy, which
fap green, Indian ink. gumboage, and logwood pur-
ple

* Ka.rn.es.

Tranfparent.

Ditto, body colour.

White.

Poland (larch.

Flake white, or well-wafh-





ed whiting.

Black.

Indian ink.

Ivory black, which muft be





mixed firft with brandy.

Red.

Carmine.

Lake, vermillion and red





lead.

Blue.

Ultramarine, indigo, and

Verditer and blue bice.



PrufTian blue.



Green.

Sapgreen,or gumboage and

Verditcr and Dutch piuk.



Pruffian blue.



Yellow.

Gumboage.

Naolcs yellow, Dutch or





Englifh pink.

Orange-

Carmine and gumboage.

Vermillion and Dutch pink.

Brown.

Biftre or gallilone.

Umbre.

Furple,

Carmine and Pruffian blue,

Lake and verditer, or rofe



or tin&ure of logwood.

pink and bice.
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