Watercolour Tip Of The Week (4th March 2005)
Masking Fluid can be used to retain the 'lights', whilst adopting a 'Wet-into-Wet' method of painting.
I apply Masking Fluid with a No.2 round synthetic brush for larger areas. An old calligraphy dip pen, I have had since my apprentice days as a draughtsman, is useful when masking out details, such as rigging on ships or the 'twiggy' areas of trees.
I wash the masking fluid from the brush at regular intervals throughout its application, to prevent the solution setting on the brush.
The Masking Fluid must be applied accurately if the results are to be successful.