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05-23-2000, 01:57 PM
Are there any obvious concerns about using pastel(oil) over watercolor?


05-23-2000, 07:13 PM
I have used soft chalk pastels over watercour with no problems.I would say it would be ok,

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05-23-2000, 07:49 PM
Kelly, I've used oil pastel on top of watercolor without any problem whatsoever. I've found the heavier watercolor papers are much more receptive to oil pastel than say Canson, for instance. Plus, it's nice to do away with that stark white by floating on a little bit of color. Good luck!

05-24-2000, 07:19 AM
I haven't used oil pastel in quite a while. I used to experiment with it, blending it with some turp on a brush, getting some wild stuff, but anymore I work in soft pastel. When I block in or underpaint, I use either washes in watercolor, acryllic, water-thinned pastel, casein (ala Shikler) for my lay-in. One advantage of doing this is that it saves the tooth of the support for later applications of pastel. I suppose (haven't tried) for oil pastel, you could also use acryllic washes or thinned oil colors for your block-ins also. 4vincent