Venice, rainy day in St. Mark's Square

Venice, rainy day in St. Mark's Square

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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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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