When you compare this stage of the “painting a watercolor of the Florence Griswold Museum” with the previous two photos in my last post I have continued darkening values. More details to the building and trees have been painted with my colors: new gamboge, winsor blue, indigo and brown madder. So far I have used just those colors and as you can see many different shades of one color can be made cooler or warmer by adding a little more cool paint or the warmer paint.
The large tree in the foreground is painted with brown madder and indigo. Next I will be adding textures to the tree along with shadows to give it some form. I will continue in this manner covering less and less of the paper as I paint, painting short is the technique in painting a watercolor.

Check back for the next step in painting a watercolor.