Thursday, December 10, 2009


I started a new watercolor painting and wanted to be totally free with the background.

The solution; use a mask which is actually a liquid wax that you apply to the paper. When you use a mask, the white paper will remain when the wax is removed with an eraser.....provided you thoroughly covered the area you intended to remain white.

I am planning to paint some lavender in the foreground, but I wanted a colorful background. Masking allowed me the freedom to play with the colors as they flowed on the paper. What fun!

This is what it looks like so far:

Here is a close up view. Can you see the lovely variations of color and color flow that watercolors do so well?

Click on either image for a closer look.

What next?

Back to the drawing board.........

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