Colour 3 is a pale tawny colour for the moorland on the distant hillside on the far side of the Colne Valley. Some areas of this colour will be left as highlights in the foreground grasses.
Next is a pale green for the lower slopes of the Wessenden Valley around the reservoir.
and then a darker tone of the earlier tawny colour.
Six colours down, probably another six to go. I start every print with the intention of trying to limit the number of colours used. I don't know how or where the figure came from but I seem to have got an ideal of 6 colours in my mind. Try as I might I can't get anywhere near this. Infact, with the last few prints I seem to be going the other way and using more colours not less! Does this matter though ? Is the number of colours used important ?