WHAT IS GESSO?
Did you know that the type of gesso used on your canvas can make a significant difference in the final outcome of the artwork?
YES, it's true! - Gesso is a primer that is applied to the canvas before painting to create a smooth, even surface and prevent the paint from seeping into the fibers of the canvas. Below I'll give you a quick insight of the differences.
Clear gesso is transparent, allowing the natural texture and color of the canvas to show remain visible. It's best for creating an organic or textured look. Clear gesso is often used by artists who want to maintain the natural texture of the canvas while still providing a protective layer. Additionally, because clear gesso is transparent, it can be used to create interesting effects by layering different colors or materials on top of each other.
White gesso is opaque and provides a neutral background for the artwork. It covers imperfections and enhances colors but may cover up the natural texture of the canvas. White gesso is often used by artists who want to create a neutral background for their artwork, or who want to create a specific color or effect on top of the primer.
The choice between the two depends on personal preference and the needs of the artwork.
Which option do you prefer?
Visit my site for artwork with both types of Gesso applications. JenRamos.com