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

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Step 8: Shadows And Perspective

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Switch to the rigger brush (no. 6), and mix Burnt Sienna, Umber, and French Ultramarine with the blue mixture for the shadowed side and the eaves of the San Juan Capistrano. Add tile patterns using more Burnt Sienna, remembering to apply the rules of perspective again. Add Indigo and Ultramarine to darken the shadows under the roofs, then switch to the no. 12 round brush to paint the windows using a mixture of Neutral Tint, Burnt Sienna, and Ultramarine.

Mix Gamboge Nova with Yellow Ochre, and paint the walkway in horizontal brushstrokes. For more foliage shadows, add Cobalt Blue to your previous mixture. Again, be bold in your color choices to make your historical watercolor painting really stand out!