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  1. Acrylic Painting
    Hello, suuper new to painting, and have not found this topic anywhere on the internet, so hope some of you will have XP to know :) When i prime the canvas with white gesso, the chalky part of it seems to come off when rubbed with wet things (licking a finger and rubbing will leave a white...
  2. Pastel Painting
    Here are two landscape paintings I've done on pastel paper coated with clear gesso. Both are 9x12 and I used Mungyo and Yarka soft pastels. As I am new to pastel, I'm trying different style approaches to painting with pastel. I am more attracted to the impressionistic style and not using ground...
  3. Oil Painting
    I have sized hardboard (fiberboard) panels with white alkyd primer (Beckers Nondrop) bought at the hardware store. The result is a perfect surface for oil painting. The traditional way is to size with rabbit skin glue or fish glue and then add a layer of oil gesso. Alternatively one can use...
  4. Oil Painting
    Hi everyone, I am new to this forum. I have a question about the use of gesso in priming canvases and other surfaces for oil painting. I read on the internet that all gesso that is sold premixed is actually acrylic gesso, and that paintings primed with it start to crack and peel off after 10-20...
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