|'Poppy Beauty' 9 x 12 pastel over watercolor ©Karen Margulis|
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I have been working on watercolor underpaintings this week. In going through my supply of watercolors I came across 4 tubes of Schminke watercolors that I haven't been able to use because I couldn't get the tops off! I tried pliers, my trusty jar opener tool, a piece of rubber, rubber bands. Nothing worked. All I managed to do was twist the tube until I thought it might explode. So I gave up, drooling over the colors I could not open.
|watercolor underpainting for another poppy pastel|
|Two ways to open a watercolor tube|
Speaking of watercolor paint I prefer to use the pan watercolors for underpainting but I make my own by filling wells of a palette with my colors, letting them dry and wetting them when I want to use them. I am using Schminke and Daniel Smith watercolors but you can have a successful underpainting even with the cheap student pan watercolors.
I have several posts about watercolor underpaintings. If you'd like to read more search for watercolor underpainting in the search box on the sidebar. (right)
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