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Masking fluid warning


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  • I can see no tangible signs of masking fluid incidents, but on a subject such as this the lesson may be to avoid its use and save the white space as unpainted paper. I like your composition, but have found masking fluid no friend to rough, or unfamiliar watercolour papers.

    Posted by Philip Rogers on Thu 02 Jun 18:48:45
  • You may well be right about avoiding it Philip. The blue areas are the damn stuff that's gone gooey and can't be removed. If I try this one again, I may try not using mask at all.

    Posted by Diana Boanas on Thu 02 Jun 19:01:56
  • Hi Diana, full sympathy with the problem of the dreaded masking fluid, I have had a few good disasters! However this painting is certainly not. I love the reflections and transparency, colours are fabulous. Well done.

    Posted by Suzanne McQuade on Thu 02 Jun 20:36:15
  • What brand have you used Diana?

    Posted by Philip Rogers on Thu 02 Jun 20:37:08
  • Can be horrible stuff, even if removed same day, I use Pebeo now, not much trouble with it. This is a wonderful painting Diana.

    Posted by Carole Swingler on Thu 02 Jun 21:07:22
  • What a shame Diana - such a lovely painting too. The reflections are wonderful. Oh well, an expensive lesson learnt - if not monetary then in terms of time. Knowing your work though, you will do an equally good job on the next piece of work.

    Posted by Adele Elgood on Thu 02 Jun 21:10:35
  • I've just finished reading your bonus feature article Diana and realise the work you put into pieces such as this. A great read and very informative, enjoyed it.
    Such a shame about the masking fluid but as others have said it's still a super piece of work.
    Have you tried the old fashioned way for removing wax.....brown paper/kitchen roll and hot iron? Or would that make it even stickier? Might make it sticky enough to adhere to the paper...perhaps? Good luck anyway.

    Posted by Fiona Phipps on Thu 02 Jun 21:30:10
  • Philip. If was Fridk artists blue. I have known the surface of paper to be torn but this was gooey
    Thanks Suzanne. I think you've persuaded me to re paint it.
    Thanks Carole. Several people recommended that brand so I'm going to try it.
    Thank you Adele. Your very kind and I'll have another go at it.
    Thank you Fiona. It's worth a try. I'm pleased that you enjoyed the article. I was worried Id written a load of old garbage!!

    Posted by Diana Boanas on Thu 02 Jun 22:04:28
  • Very clever glass work.. love it

    Posted by peter Patrington on Thu 02 Jun 22:28:30
  • Wonderful painting and very interesting bonus feature Diana:)

    Posted by Carole Swingler on Thu 02 Jun 22:45:22