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12-28-2011, 03:54 PM
Just trying out the pastelmat and want to know if it all right to use watercolor, water or turp as an underpainting?

12-28-2011, 03:58 PM
w/c and water works great, but the paper really sucks it up, spongelike. Dries fine, but I was lazy and just clamped the soggy paper to a board, and the clamps left indentations, serious ones (luckily only in the corners).

12-28-2011, 06:37 PM
Thanx Charlie! This stuff is very peculiar to what I have used in the past.

Just used the turp wash and the results are a bit different, not in a bad way.

12-29-2011, 03:07 PM
Hi Marcus I found that it buckled a little bit. now I just tried a sample of uart 400 with water and watrcolor it stayed perfect. Although I really like pastemat for portraits but I am not using an under painting.

12-29-2011, 06:14 PM
I just received my first order of pastelmat so this weekend I intend to play with it some. I've seen some lovely work done on it but have never used it before so this will be my first experiment of 2012.