|'Early Snow' 6x8 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
available on Etsy $125
So you have tried the clear gesso trick. But you may be less than satisfied with your results. Perhaps the texture isn't as obvious as you want or maybe it is making it hard to paint over. I've got some ideas on how you can make the most of the texture from an application of clear gesso.
Here are some links to past articles on clear gesso in these links:
To clarify the use of the clear gesso I'd like to add that it can be applied to paper or support board before painting as a preparation or it can be used on top of pastel layers but it will liquify and darken the pastel creating a dark textured underpainting. Don't put it on top of pastel if you don't want to obliterate the painting!
|adding some clear gesso to some canvas panels|