What is the purpose of priming your canvas? Does it make your paintings look more realistic?
It gives a good base on which the painting can adhere better. It really enhances the end composition.
It helps prevent the oils paints rotting the canvas, and gives a good ground for your painting
This is another "how to: painting." This time, prime a canvas with gesso. Priming a canvas is pretty simple, but you have to follow the steps. Gesso creates the best effect, but you have to apply a number of times to get the right texture. Once done, you've converted raw canvas into a wonderful painting surface. read more
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