How to Gesso a Canvas
Many artists start their careers working in specific mediums and progress throughout their career to other forms of expression, not all of us were lucky enough to take formal schooling in methods and preparation. Stretching and preparing your first canvas can be a daunting task. Failure to create and prepare correctly can seriously effect the longevity of your artwork.
The artist Ben Zoltak, explains very well why an artist should bother to learn the proper methods
Gesso is what holds your painting up to the grinding weather of time. Gesso is the foundation for your art, it's what makes the difference between an heirloom piece and a disposable piece of art.
Read his entire tutorial here:
How To Prepare A Painting With Gesso
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