Sunday, April 03, 2011
Getting ready to get ready
Having a full, well almost a full, bucket of acrylic gesso I decided it was time to gesso some wood and masonite in anticipation of putting some paintings on them. Somewhere I had read a small sponge roller works well with gesso and I did think it worked very well. Although being new to oil painting I'm not really sure what texture I should be looking for to paint on ... so this looked great to me after I gave the supports three coats. I had one masonite piece and forgot to paint the back or at least put an X of gesso on the back. I also had two 9" x 9" wood panels and 8 small 3.5" x 3.5" wood supports. On one of the 9" x 9" I did adhere some canvas to it and the other I left just gessoed. Now I think I'll put a coat of gesso on the canvas as well as the back of the masonite I forgot. So being I'm new at this ... do any of you have tips or thoughts that I should do next time?