Masking fluid

Masking fluid is a wonderful addition to the repertoire of the watercolourist!  Much as I love to see what the paint does of its own volition it is nice to have a sense that I am actually able to control where the colour goes. All the excercises do that to some extent but the masking fluid is especially satisfying because you can add it, take it away, paint a different pattern, add some more…. and the removal of the fluid once dry is satisfying in itself, once you get the hang of it! (see Sketchbook 1; 16-18).