• How To Make a Great Homemade Pastel Surface for Winter Landscapes

    6 monthes ago - By Kem Studios

    'Traveling Through the Snow'. 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $150
    I love texture! I have an easy and foolproof way of creating a textured surface. I just use clear gesso. For this winter landscape I added a few drops of liquid acrylic to the clear gesso and applied it to a piece of Canson Mi-Teintes paper with random brushstrokes. The paper did buckle a bit but flattened out after I placed in under a heavy book.
    I like to tone the clear gesso because it allows me to easily set the mood for the painting. I selected yellow for this painting because I wanted some warmth in my cold...
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