Polermo Study: Robert Brindley Tutorial

South Texas Watercolor Artist

So, my Robert Brindley DVD’s arrived late last week. I eagerly watched all 3 videos. I learned quite a few things which I would like to share. One of Robert’s hallmarks of painting is using frisket or masking fluid, even when doing plein air. He is an avid plein air painter of both oils and watercolor.

In this series, he actually took a number of paintings that he had already completed in oils and used them as reference for watercolors. What I liked was his ability to paint extremely wet into wet without loosing his whites using frisket. In my practice painting, I used frisket and a small amount of soap mix to ‘paint-off’ my whites.

I learned rather quickly when I began to use masking fluid (and I don’t generally use it), that if you mix it with a little soap, you won’t destroy your brushes. Simply wash them…

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