I hope everyone had a lovely and relaxing holiday. I’ve had a hectic start to the new year! It has been tough getting back into the swing of things with kids and school and three birthdays in a row coming up fast. Looming ever closer is my deadline for Art in Hand: Portland Project!
I finally sketched out my idea for the Ace of Spades, but before I started painting I really wanted to experiment with using masking fluid or liquid frisket. I’ve never tried it before, but I think it will help me out a lot while I paint 700 different layers for my backgrounds. I tested it first and-aside from the headache inducing smell-I liked the results. With a nervous thrill I carefully masked off my Ace of Spades painting.
All the yellow parts have been painted with the masking fluid. Now when I paint in the background it will wash over those masked areas and leave the paper white underneath. It seems kind of like a no brainer now. This should free up a lot of time I spend carefully painting around my trees and birds over and over again. I better get started, I’ve got a date with a photographer in a couple weeks, and she’ll be expecting a finished painting!