Using Gesso

  • What is Gesso?

Gesso is a medium used to prime a canvas.

  • Why do you use Gesso?

Gesso is used to create a surface that meshes well with the paint.

  • How do you use Gesso?

Usually you just paint it on, there’s no wrong way, it can be used on paper or canvas.

 

Gesso can be thick or thin, you put on 2-3 coats letting it dry from 30 minutes or longer.

 

Gesso can also be tinted using acrylic paint, to give the canvas a nice tone.

 

Both these painting were used using gesso as a primer.

 

“A little Fairy on the moon”

Ebay auction for this cute piece

 

 

“A portrait of Beyonce eating a cherry”

Auction on eBay for this original painting

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About Janelle Dey art

My name is Janelle Dey, art has been my talent. I create paintings in oil and acrylic. My art is my hobby but will be starting up a business soon. I give life through art and live in one of the biggest cities in the world, New York.

Posted on March 16, 2015, in art guide and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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