Day 21. I fiddled much, trying to get a reasonable look to the foliage. I also included a tree top, which was not in the illustration I worked to. I’m quite happy with the result but know there is a whole lot more to learn about water paints and application.
The bit I enjoyed learning about, was the use of masking fluid. You apply this gum type fluid to where you want to preserve certain areas. The paint may lay on the dried fluid but when the watercolour paint is dry, the masking fluid is gently rubbed away and reveals the background colour. In my case, the white sections of the sketch.
I did experiment on another piece of watercolour paper prior to today’s sketch. I covered farrr too much area and so, learned just where it would work best. You may see these on the trunk and through the foliage.
I’m really enjoying this and did not think I would.