The motif of the painting haunted my head for a long time. So, I painted again without a reference photo, like most of the time. It was also possible to try and compare the two colored masking liquids that I have. They both stink like the plague, but leave no residue and the paper does not break when they are removed. The paper certainly plays a big role too, and for the Hahnemühle paper I use, I can say that it is of high quality. The selected colors are also harmonious; the Olive Green dries more intense than expected, which is why I applied a thin layer of Cobalt Blue. The only thing that bothers me a bit is that I had masked the foam crowns too thick, which is why they appear too big in the result.




– paper stretcher by Bromley

– watercolor paper by Hahnemühle from the series Britannia, 30 x 40 cm, 300 g/m², natural white, cold pressed, matt

– Artists Blue Mask by SAA

– Ruling Pen by SAA

– masking fluid brush size small by SAA

– Miskit, liquid frisket, by Grumbacher

– watercolor paints by Nevskaya Palitra from the series White Nights in Olive Green, Chromium Oxide Green, Emerald Green, Indigo, Azure, Prussian Blue and Cobalt Blue

– water spray bottle

– daVinci brushes from the series NOVA synthetics round No. 6, from the series Cosmotop-Mix B round No. 20 and flat synthetic brush No. 16 from the series 18

– Maskaway rubber SAA



Video production – Doreen Gehrke

Music – I have often told you stories (guitar instrumental) by Ivan Chew (c) 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.