2 Ways, 1 Mission: A Historical Watercolor Painting Of Mission San Juan
Step 9: Palm Trees And A Bell Tower
With a no. 12 rigger brush, mix the blues and browns, and paint the tree trunk on the left. Don’t make it completely straight! Mix in more Neutral Tint, and paint the trunk in the middle. Then add more Burnt Sienna for the rightmost trunk.
Use the brown mix to darken the walkway, leaving streaks of underlying color through for more texture. Then, change back to the no. 8 round brush, and touch up more details. Be careful not to touch the wet tree trunks! Layer some Ivory Black to darken the edge of the arches, and for smaller details, use the no. 6 rigger to paint the shadowed sides of the bell tower, the cross, and the bell itself.