Easy Watercolor Landscape: Painting A Vineyard In Napa Valley
Step 13: Finalizing Details And A Signature To Complete This Course
The rest is all finishing touches to get the best vineyard watercolor landscape possible. You can tape off the parking lot and lighten the area with the magic sponge and soften the edges with a wet brush, then touch up the roads with more Peacock Blue for more depth and contrast.
Next, fill in the white roof of the leftmost building with diluted Yellow Ochre, and add tile details to the rightmost building using the size 1 Cotman brush. You can also use pure Neutral Tint to finalize the details on the vehicles, such as windows or shadows.
One of the last things to add is the distant telephone pole in the background. Bill opts for a light-to-dark effect, where the top half is a dark pole against a light background, while the bottom half is a light pole against a dark background. To do this, use artist’s tape to outline the vertical pole, and lift out the paint where the pole overlaps with the forest. For the top half, use the no. 6 rigger brush and pure Burnt Umber to paint the pole so it transitions into the bottom half. Don’t forget the crossbeams and other details, and add telephone wires with a diluted Burnt Umber to complete the painting.
When there’s nothing left to touch up, go ahead and sign your watercolor landscape painting. Use the size 1 brush and a “vineyard” color by mixing Cadmium Red Purple with a touch of Neutral Tint. Don’t paint too close to the edge of your watercolor landscape, but otherwise, feel free to place it somewhere unobtrusive. For a professional-looking signature, don’t hesitate, and paint it in one go. After that, take off the tape on the painting’s edges and let it dry, because you are finished!