What is the difference between regular plaster and pink plaster? Is one better than the other? How do I chose?
One of my secret weapons for creating a texture-rich painting is plaster. At my local hardware store, I am face with 2 different options: Regular plaster & pink plaster.
Can you guess why one product is pink and the other is not? The pink plaster goes on pink and turns white when it dries. This is an excellent option for students who prefer to put the plaster on the canvas first, let it dry and then paint on top of it.
However, if you’re like me and you prefer to use the plaster and paint at the same time, the pink plaster can be a little distracting. Personally, I prefer to work with the white plaster so that I don’t get distracted by the pink color.
Whichever color you chose, read my recommendations for working with this product in this blog post: How To: Modelling Paste VS Plaster
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