How would you prime a canvas?
What is the best way to prime a canvas for painting with acrylics? Would you use the same technique for oil painting?
I would a search with a search engine asking the question, best way to prime a canvas for painting with acrylics?
So I did and found a great piece at the site below, so I would use that as a starting point and learn.
http://emptyeasel.com/2007/06/29/how-to … lic-gesso/
My gesso is it's the same.
I always gesso the canvas first to make sure the surface is an even tone. Then I drop the opacity down of my preferred underpainting color with a medium. For oil I use linseed, but acrylics have a medium (that escapes me of course).
My teachers always taught me that if you plan on doing a warm painting you should prime with a cool color to balance and vise versa. Hope that's a helpful hint.
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