"Before Our Time - Mission San Jose"


Image Size 11 x 15

This was one of the most fun watercolors I've done in a long time because of all the textures in the subject (one of my favorite places - Mission San Jose in San Antonio, Texas). I got to spatter, lift, drybrush - everything! I did this as a class demonstration in my watercolor class. At the very end, I cast the shadows using pure ultramarine blue. I was concerned that it wouldn't work (might be too intense), but it did because all the earthy colors underneath neutralized it. I only used a limited palette of about four colors in this painting.

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