Why to prime a canvas with Alexander Lumsden?

Tip 1:

Priming your canvas with Graduate Gesso Primer or using an acrylic artboard protects it from too much absorption.

Tip 2:

If you mix your Gesso Primer up-front with the most common colour in the composition, you save time and effort in finishing your artwork. Add your highlights, details and shadows afterwards.

Tip 3:

Always start with the edges and side, then fill the middle of the canvas and finish off with horizontal brush strokes to get an even and consistent surface.

Tip 4:

Let your base coat and Gesso mix dry for 15-30 mintues, depending on the thickness.

Tip: You can prime cardboard for your sketches and drafts to save money before moving onto canvas.