Many times a painting will take longer than one sitting to complete – and for watercolor artists in particular, that can be problematic. After all, if you like painting on a wet surface with transparent watercolors, the last thing you want is dry watercolor paper.
In the video below, Jean Pederson shows how she “reactivates” dried watercolor paper after it’s been sitting for a while. This lets her pause in the middle of a painting, and then pick up right where she left off an hour, a day, or even weeks later.
Keep in mind that these techniques should be used only with transparent, glazing watercolors to keep the colors from running. Take a look: