This is the part that separates my painting technique from a pure watercolor. I carefully coat the under painted watercolor with a layer of acrylic gel. If I use too much water in the gel it will smudge the under paint, it takes just the right amount of gel/water to work. I don’t mind if it shows brush strokes, so I use it pretty thick. I’m getting excited to start laying in the acrylic paint on top, its been quite awhile since I’ve painted in this manner.
Gail Niebrugge, artist