Painting The Fancy Fairmont Hotel: A Watercolor Building Tutorial
Step 11: Painting Foliage
With more Ivory Black, paint more windows along the neighboring watercolor building, then mix Cobalt and Leaf Green to paint the hotel’s lawn and the bush in the bottom right corner. While the foliage is still wet, drop in Lemon Yellow to get some highlights.
Mix Olive Green, Viridian, and Indigo, then paint a tall bush behind the awning. If needed, use the same color to tone down the lawn, then use Ivory Black to layer stronger shadows in your watercolor building. If paint starts pooling on your paper, you can lift it out via soaking it up with a “thirsty brush“. Paint the inner shadows of the windows as well, and add more details along the top of the hotel. Keep adjusting the saturation of your paint to match the value of whatever you’re painting!