Arm day aka gesso all the things day. Various @fredrixcanvas setups for different projects! 🐻🐻🐻
Most canvas comes primed but I like adding a gesso layer (or two) for more tooth for the acrylic paint to adhere to and it provides a textured ground for my works. It's also quite ritual for me. Gesso can be tinted with acrylic paint and sanded between applications if you prefer a smooth surface. Oil paints adhere to acrylic gesso grounds (also a time saver) but never the other way around. Over time oil paints eat away at raw canvas so a primed canvas is necessary.
Each project varies as does artist and technique. How do you gesso? #wasthishelpful #canvasprep