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2 Ways, 1 Mission: A Historical Watercolor Painting Of Mission San Juan

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Step 11: A Wet-On-Wet Tropical Sky, And Color Harmony

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The last big area to paint is the sky. Like before, use the no. 12 rigger brush to wet the sky with water, leaving some parts dry for clouds. Use a diluted Brilliant Orange to drop onto the wet surface, brushing as randomly as possible. It’s fine to overlap a little with other objects in your historical watercolor painting, and paint as much as you need to add some interest to the background without taking the focus away from the Capistrano.

With the same orange, bring this into the building’s walls and roofs as well. Take care not to make the orange too strong, and be selective in where you put it. This will help add color harmony to your painting, and tie the whole thing together.