Meet Walter. Truthfully, I have no reason for calling him Walter other than that he looks like a Walter (whatever that means). This was one of the lessons during Karlyn Holman’s watercolor workshop at her studio/gallery in Washburn, Wisconsin. This painting was intended to teach us how to use masking fluid to keep the lines in the shell and face white while the other areas were filled in with color. Also, we learned how to “sink” parts of the subject in the water by washing over them with colors from the background. This is best seen in Walter’s back flipper – you can see a lot of the blue color from the background washed over the orange. This was a fun lesson and I had a blast watching Walter come to life!