|'Dog Beach' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
There is one thing that I have discovered. You don't need expensive watercolors or gouache sets to get good results with an underpainting.
|My Pelikan gouache pan set|
I use the gouache set and love the vibrancy of the colors. Here is a description from Blick.com
"These watercolors from Germany are made from high quality pigments of the finest grain size. Easily soluble, they deliver good lightfastness with brilliant, dense colors."
|A new gouache underpainting still wet!|
I only do watercolor/gouache underpaintings occasionally. I am not a watercolorist either. I have learned by doing. I am still learning how to get the best results. I do know that the more I do them the better they will be and for $20 it is well worth the fun!
Today's painting is on Uart with a gouache underpainting.(not shown, I forgot to take a photo)