~ Cloud Study #7~
4" x 6", oil on Gessoed watercolor paper 5 1/2" x 7 1/4"
On another note …
Awhile back, Michael Chesley Johnson had a blog post about preparing his panels. Cleaning any oil off of the panels first, then a layer of PVA size, 2 layers of gesso, then a thin layer of Acrylic Matte Medium to help the gesso from being quite so absorbent.
Thats one thing I don't like about the gessoed paper to paint on. Its way too absorbent to my liking, and since I happened to have a jar of Matte Medium I couldn't wait to give it a try on top of my already gessoed watercolor paper. Its perfect! I love the way my brush handles on the paper now.
If gesso on paper is too absorbent for you also, you might enjoy giving this method a try.