How to prime a canvas with David Bent

Step 1

Mix your colours

Start with mixing your colour depending on the most prominent colour in your artwork, alternatilevely use a white gesso primer.

Step 2

Paint the edges and sides

Start by painting the edges and sides.

Step 3

Fill the canvas

Fill the canvas with a big flat brush. Watch out that the brush you are using is matching the paint you are using for coverage.

Step 4

Leave to dry

Finish with vertical strokes for a consisent colour distrubtion and best result. Once dry, you are ready to start your artwork.

Artists' Stretched Canvas

Daler-Rowney Artists’ Stretched Canvases are made to the highest specifications. They have been triple-primed to create a perfect ready-to-use painting surface for both oils and acrylics.


System3 Acrylic Mediums

Daler-Rowney System3 Acrylic Mediums will help you make the most of your paint. The versatility of acrylics and their popularity led to the introduction of acrylic mediums which are designed to enhance the benefits of acrylics and allow you to achieve special effects.