How to prime a canvas with David Bent
David Bent walks us through how to prime canvases with a step-by-step guide.
Tip: Finish with vertical strokes for a consistent colour distribution and the best result.
What you'll need
System3 Acrylic Paint
Daler-Rowney System3 Acrylics are versatile water-based colours made from high quality pigments. System3 Acrylic colours are lightfast, permanent, opaque, flexible and quick drying, making them suitable for applications on multiple surfaces both indoor and outdoor.VIEW
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.VIEW
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.VIEW
System3 Acrylic Brushes
Daler-Rowney System3 Acrylic Brushes are resilient and durable, perfect for painting with acrylics. The dark-tipped synthetic filaments and black shadow aluminium ferrule combined with an ergonomic black handle gives this brush style, affordability, flexibility and comfort.VIEW
About the artist
Born in Dover, David Bent has travelled extensively throughout his life, spending long periods of time in many regions including Peru, Costa Rica, India, the Middle East and Nepal - always painting, sketching and collecting ephemera and images that form the foundation of much of his work.