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The coloration of the green garment

The first layer of this dress is done with a very transparent mixture of yellow ochre with a touch of veronese green and a hint of viridian. Add a great proportion of water to the mixture for the puddle and apply it without modelling. This dress will be modelled later with a darker green, made out of a different composition.

The colour of this dress in the original icon appears to be of a very soft or very "washed-out" olive green heightened by a rather strong green which we shall try to imitate later... It is difficult to say if this green is the colour originally intended or the result of degradation caused by the passage of time... surely a little bit of both...

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The red dress of the angel in the center

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