Masking & Watercolor

Lately I’ve been struggling to find the time to paint and when I finally carve out some me time in the studio my next challenge is to actually be able to share my love of watercolor with you here on my Blog. I thought I would give you a quick visual of another painting in which I used masking tape to save the white of my paper in these 2 tree shapes.

At the Edge 1In this first image I already removed the masking tape which created the white tree shapes. Prior to removing the tape tape I painted the background. Saving the white of the trees give me the opportunity to paint a colorful background in a darker value than the trees.

After removing the tape I begin to paint the trees bringing them to life with shape & color

At the Edge

I added the tree on the right which sits in the sunlight and gives the painting a warm glow. Now that I’ve had time to really look at this painting I think I will add a warm color to the right side of the trees and a little more warmth where the sun is reaching the ground.

It’s so easy to use masking tape on your watercolor paper to save the white. Think of where you could use this technique and give it a try.


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~ by Lorraine Rimmelin on March 5, 2019.

One Response to “Masking & Watercolor”

  1. Hi Lorraine. I have been working a lot more than planned, but was really happy to see your posts. Let me know what’s going on. Linda

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