How To Prepare A Painting Surface With Gesso

In this quick tutorial video, you can see how to prepare a painting surface with gesso. You can apply the gesso on wood panel or canvas, whichever painting surface you prefer.

In this video I used Golden Acrylics Gesso, Golden Acrylics Glazing Liquid and Van Dyke Brown acrylic paint. You don't have to add paint into the gesso, but I personally feel more comfortable painting on a tinted surface instead of a bright white surface.

The glazing liquid makes the gesso easier to apply and you end up with a smoother finish with less visible brush strokes. You can also use a piece of sand paper to smooth the gessoed surface once the gesso is completely dry. I've added links to all the art supplies used in this video down below.

Links To Art Supplies
 

-Golden Acrylics Gesso
-Golden Glazing Liquid
-Golden Acrylics Van Dyke Brown

I hope you found this helpful! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section below.

-Eeva