Something I need to try:
Richard McKinley showed how to make a surface and underpainting with Liquitex Clear Gesso in his latest blog. Very interesting to add texture on watercolor or other surface that can be wet to accept the texture.
Is it cold where you are? It is in the 30s here today. Very cold for our part of the world. I plan on painting outside at Art Connections on Saturday, see previous post or above for details. If it is too cold to be outside, I will be there to visit, sketch and maybe paint inside.