I continue to plug away at watercolor – some days are good, others not so good, but at least I learn something with every session (s0 maybe that makes them all good days).
One thing I have wanted to practice more is how to use masking fluid also known as frisket. There was a lesson in Claudia Nice’s book (Watercolor Made Simple) on the topic so I decided to give it a try.
Masking fluid is used to block out certain parts of the painting and to help preserve areas that are to remain white or light in color. It can be applied to the paper that is white or has paint on it already. Once the rest of the painting is completed the masking fluid is pulled off the paper (think rubber cement).
Here is a little painting of trees I produced to practice the technique – I am happy with the way this one turned out (aka “good day”)!
Watercolor on 140 lb Arches paper.