In this stage of our watercolor street scene we paint the buildings on the left hand side.
Start with a strong mix of French Ultramarine, Burnt Sienna and some Alizarin Crimson for the parts above the awning and then lighten (by adding more water) and cool (by adding more blue) as you move towards the distant sections of the scene. At first leave highlights and sharp edges and then soften these edges towards the distance.
Under the awning lean the color more towards the blue as can be seen in figure 5. Leave unpainted areas as impressions of windows, signs and table tops. Paint around the figures if you can.
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