I finished the watercolors on the mountain cabin and have mailed the portrait off in plenty of time for framing as a Christmas gift. The coloring was on the harder side as the cabin and roof were basically a monochromatic brown with light yellow trim and the trees were all variations of pines. The only bright color was the door. I used some intense yellows in the trees to help the flow of the eye and to unify the painting more. I also tried to intersperse some of the blue spruce color around too.
I used a darker purple to put in the shadowing beneath and around the house and under the trees to give depth and a little additional color. I decided a reddish brown overlay was best to highlight the siding board seams and vary the solid brown mass. It didn’t really make it more red, just darkened the lines for the boards.