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Tips for Preserving an Oil Stain Underpainting

9 monthes ago   |   By Kem Studios

'October is Calling' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $175 Have you ever done a really cool underpainting and then proceed to cover it up completely? Have you ever applied your pastel so thick that you can't even remember what type of underpainting you did? Take heart if this has happened to you. It happens to me more than I like. I try to preserve an underpainting but it takes a huge amount of RESTRAINT. And that is something I don't always have.
Here are a few tips I have discovered that make it easier to keep some of the underpainting visible:
Slow down after you have a light...
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