‘Moon Ray’ watercolour horse, using masking fluid

I don’t usually use masking fluid, in fact I don’t like the stuff, maybe I don’t use it well, and I am not usually keen on the hard edges it creates, when I do use it on the odd occasion I like the pebeo masking fluid, it does not wreck your brush ( although I still dedicate one or two brushes for the job) it can be washed clean from the brush with just water πŸ˜€ And it peels off very easily. It goes on blue, so really easy to see where you have placed the liquid, it then dries clear. Today was one of those days I just felt like grabbing the bottle, even if just to remind myself why I dislike it, but this time I enjoyed working with the stuff, it still left harsh edges, but I don’t mind today.


‘Moon Ray’ watercolour horse using masking fluid A3 Langton 140lb


About REcreate-RebeccaEvansCreate

My name is Rebecca Evans, living in the New Forest I have been inspired to paint the many animals often seen around me. Having ridden since Childhood, painting equines was a natural path to follow. I use a variety of media, watercolour, oil, charcoal, pastel,inks, plus a few more, infact I will try most things. Choosing the medium to work with can really change the effect of the art, and therefore the character of the animal. Sometimes it is an instant decision, sometimes it is the mood from within me which determines which medium I choose to use. I never know what might inspire me next, but if it’s hairy, I will be sure to try.
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14 Responses to ‘Moon Ray’ watercolour horse, using masking fluid

  1. beautiful….you definitely can tell this horse is a stud (I think!), I love a good neck on a horse, you did a wonderful job! you used the masking fluid on the highlights in the mane, edges of ears….I guess you can soften the edges as needed. I try to avoid but I know there are watercolorists are quite successful using it and it can be very useful.

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    • Yes, although the lines were still harsh, I decided to leave as is, but I need to practice using it more, I find some of my whites get so lost, especially if very small thin lines, this is now the extreme look, but I think it works ok for a different look, getting it out twice a year is not enough practice, so I will experiment with it some more, they say practice makes perfect…..or at the least better?

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  2. Teri C says:

    Gorgeous job on this beauty.

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  3. Jodi says:

    well – for someone who does like using it – you sure rocked it! Absolutely beautiful!!!!

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  4. Sharon Mann says:

    What a beautiful horse, thanks for posting.

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  5. Snehal Kank says:

    Absolutely Gorgeous! πŸ’•Love the colors!

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  6. Superb use of the masking fluid – !

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