Gesso and Grounds

Gessos offer artists a variety of ways to prepare (or “prime”) substrates for acrylic paintings or other art media such as oil, alkyds, charcoal, pastels and watercolor.

Gesso can be thought of as the bridge between the support and the paint Gesso is designed to penetrate a support and provide a surface for the adherence of paint. Proper preparation of the support with Gesso can increase the life span of the artwork. Gesso is formulated to be flexible and is highly pigmented for opaque coverage.