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Painting The Fancy Fairmont Hotel: A Watercolor Building Tutorial

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Step 10: Spicing Up The Flags

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It’s time to upgrade the flags! To do so, use a flat brush, and mix Brilliant Orange with a little Pyrrole for the red flag. Next, layer more Permanent Alizarin Crimson for the rightmost flag, then add more Lemon Yellow for the yellow flag. Paint a Cobalt Green stripe for the blue flag, using the edge of the brush to get a thinner line. Mix Mineral and Carbazole Violet next for some stripes along the now orange flag, then use pure Cobalt Violet Light to paint a new flag to the left.

For a stronger coverage, use the no. 12 round brush and saturated Lemon Yellow to go over the yellow flag again. After that, switch to Cobalt Blue to add a design to the purple flag, then Ivory Black for a design on the blue flag. These extra layers will help brighten the tones in the flag, which in turn will bring them to the forefront of your watercolor building.