|'Hidden Marsh' 12 x 18 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
Yesterday I was doing laundry when something on the shelf caught my eye. It was a tube of Gel n Dry medium from Sennelier. Bill Creevy used it during his IAPS workshop several years ago. I bought a tube but never used it much. It was time to take it out and see what would happen!
|Unfinished demo that needs help|
|Giving Sennelier Gel n Dry Medium a try|
|After the Gel n Dry|
I let the painting dry overnight. I am not sure how long it actually took to dry but it was at least 3 hours so this is not a quick technique. It was nice and dry in the morning and my unmounted Uart paper was perfectly flat. The wet medium had no effect on the paper which is good to know.
I reworked the painting adding layers of green and peach pastel over the grassy areas. I was excited to see the pastel stick to the raised areas leaving the dark values in place. I had raised pieces of grass courtesy of Gel n Dry. Cool!
|Pastel on top of the grooves left by the Gel n Dry medium|
|more textured grass|