Aargh, when will I learn more haste less speed!

Do you ever wish you’d waited a bit long before doing the next step?

Well, I’ve had one of those moments when I wish I had.I started removing the masking and realised that the bell tower is not distinct.

And it’s bothering me!

I often find parts of a picture can be fainter than I’d intended when the painting is done. Usually I leave it as the balance seems to work.

But not this time…

©2013 - Cathy Read - Work in Progress - Watercolour and Acrylic- 55 x 75 cm
©2013 – Cathy Read – Work in Progress – Watercolour and Acrylic- 55 x 75 cm

So, what do I do when I remove the masking too soon?

The simple answer is to redo it.

A straightforward but time consuming process. First reapplying masking fluid. Then more careful painting in order to avoid wrecking the existing paint. Watercolour is a very unforgiving medium and shows EVERYTHING if you’re not careful.

So, as the saying goes, more haste less speed.

If I’d just spent a little longer painting I might have realised the contrast was insufficient…

But then again I might not have!

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