Venice, rainy day in St. Mark's Square

Venice, rainy day in St. Mark's Square
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Lovely sky and bounced light on the buildings, Cesare. It looks like white gouache has been used in places? This is what my last 3 small tests were all about. You asked about the technique I was trying out re. Masking. The painting is masked over and over again. With each wash colour that I wanted to save, I masked that part of the painting. With the next wash, I again masked what I wanted to keep. You need such a lot of Masking fluid for this!!! Hence, my very small-scale paintings. The results are lovely, but on a larger scale, it would take for ever to finish! There are also large amounts of water used, for all of the many washes! Anyway, have a go - if only on small white bits that you want to keep. Masking is great for that. Good luck!

Many thanks, Jennifer, for your explanation. I knew the masking technique only to preserve withe space. This technique certainly requires a lot of time, but you have used it so much good and with brillant results. Best wishes.

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16/08/2015
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Arches rough, 26 x 36 cm

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Cesare Romano

I am a retired psychiatrist and I started drawing portraits in my childhood. In adulthood I have tasted oil paints during a short period lacking in outcome, then I gave up painting. Since I am retired, I have started paint watercolour. I have attended courses and workshops of watercolour in Italy…

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