Painting With Watercolor Street Scene-final

Final steps in our watercolor street scene demonstration painting

Painting the lamp posts, cars and tram come next in our street scene demo. Keep in mind where the light is coming from as this will tell you which sections of each object will be lighter and which will be darker. Make sure as well that objects which are closer to the foreground are stronger in tone that those in the distance. I used a pale green colour for the tram.

Final steps in watercolor street scene demonstration Bridge Road
Finished watercolor street scene demonstration “Bridge Road, Richmond”

We can now finish the painting by doing the figures (again more detail and stronger tones for the figures closer to the viewer), shadows under the cars and tram as well as texture and shadows on the road surface.

I also added more watercolor to the tree (more Cad Orange).

Finish off with signage, power lines, birds, etc.

Should you have any questions about this demonstration or watercolor painting in general please let me know through my Contact page.