2 Ways, 1 Mission: A Historical Watercolor Painting Of Mission San Juan
Step 12: Finishing Off A Historical Watercolor Painting
For finishing touches, step back to look at your historical watercolor painting, and see what’s still missing or needs fixing. Bill adds some walkway lines, and touches up the people’s skin tone and foliage details. He also uses very saturated Cadmium Red to add flowers to one of the bushes, and Chinese White for the other bushes, the lawn, and a window. To get more of a “historical watercolor building” feel, he uses Burnt Sienna and a round brush (no. 2) to paint bricks along the edges of the arches, then a row of them in the middle of the Capistrano.
When you’re finished, feel free to add the final flourish – your signature – in white. That’s it for this tutorial! Hope you enjoyed it.