How to prime your canvas

Step 1:

Mix your gesso with the most present colour in the artwork, this saves time and colour.

Step 2:

Start with the edges and sides of your canvas and make sure to use a wide flat brush matching the colour category you are working in.

Step 3:

Fill you canvas with your base coat.

Step 4:

Finish with horizontal brush strokes and let dry according to the drying time of the colour in use.

Step 5:

You are ready to paint freestyle or to apply your grid and outlines.

This artist tip is brought to you by Daler-Rowney Partner Artist: David Bent -