Walk Three Hundred and Twenty-One – The Field
I was all fired up with enthusiasm for using masking fluid after yesterday’s painting, but discovered today that it really isn’t a good idea to use it when you’re short of time. As I dragged my kolinsky sable paintbrush over the previously applied masking fluid I discovered to my horror that I hadn’t waited long enough and my beautiful brush was clogged up with lumps of masking fluid. Panic-struck I left the painting to do its own thing and poured all available water over the brush to keep it wet as I pulled each of the sable hairs through my fingernails (an exercise reminiscent of the numerous occasions I’ve had to deal with yet another round of school-spread head-lice — which by the by, for me, has to be the best reason to seriously consider homeschooling). Anyway the brush seems to have been saved. And I’ve learned to leave that little bottle at home unless I have loads of time.
245mm x 170mm pen and watercolour on Arches paper