Thursday, 31 July 2014

An oldie,  6x8.25 ins watercolour on a Two a Rivers paper. This watercolour is of my garden when I lived in London and my wife's cat, that she raised from a kitten. The cat, Nesbit was 18 at the time, enjoying the sunshine. I used a bit of masking fluid on the clothes and the white of the cat, so as to protect the paper during the initial washes of green, lifting it off when they were completed, to reveal white paper. I am not keen on masking fluid, and try to get by without using it, as it can leave a hard edge and unsatisfactory results. Still, it is necessary at times to achieve the desired effect.