"Reflections In A Winter Stream" 10"x 12" O/P
This piece was painted using my usual 'split' palette. The only additional colour added to the palette was a Cobalt Blue. A colour, as it turned out, that was used sparingly mainly because I forgot to use it. My guess is that I am just not used to it being on my palette. A bit of a waste.
The support was a Masonite panel coated with three layers of Gesso. Each layer was blown dry with a hair dryer before proceeding with the next.
Now, here is where the panel differs from proceeding supports.
The final coat was a layer of AS Art Spectrum, (gray) fine tooth pastel and multimedia primer. Is primarily used by pastel painters when preparing a painting surface and has a fine 'grit' that grabs and holds the particles of pastel as they work. It can be felt when dry by softly dragging your fingers over the surface.
This product comes in various colours.
I have found it to work equally as well with oil paint.
I should mention that I have no personal connections with this company nor do I receive any compensation for this mention or for the use of the product.
It was a fun experience and a worthwhile trial.