|'Just Add Sunshine' 6x6 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
If you are like me you may have experienced less than satisfactory watercolor underpaintings as a set up for pastels. Mine were always pale and washed out. I couldn't get the punch I wanted. I got some artist quality watercolors and that helped some. I also learned to paint darker and more intense than I wanted. With practice my underpaintings have improved. But this new tip might just help me even more.
|'Sunny Days' 4x4 pastel $45|
I tried this tip with a set of cheap watercolors. The pre-wet color was indeed more vibrant. I will have to give it a try with my good watercolor set. I do carry a small spritz bottle with my watercolors. I use it to create interest and texture. Now I will also use it to pre-wet the paint.
|Sampling some inexpensive watercolors|