Now I'm removing the masking fluid.
This is where I found out using a powerful sprayer is not the best idea .
It took almost half of an eraser to remove it, as you can see!
I don't use my fingers to remove making fluid - after the time I got a blister doing just that!
Here's the painting after the mask was removed
and here it is when I have enhanced the lower half to look like marble and painted a first pale wash over the pears.
All I have to do after this stage is paint one more wash on the pears, and she's done.
You'll see the finished painting tomorrow.