Welcome to dickblick
A ready-mixed painting ground, Liquitex Gesso can be used with any kind of paint. It covers in one coat and remains brilliantly white, flexible, and non-cracking. Gesso provides the perfect "tooth" and adhesion to a wide variety of supports and surfaces such as canvas, paper, and wood. It can be thinned with water. Available in a wide variety of sizes.
Liquitex Acrylic Gessos are suitable for Liquitex High Viscosity and Medium Viscosity Acrylics, and other artist grade acrylic paints. For student painting projects, use Liquitex Basics Acrylic Gesso.
This Clear Gesso makes an excellent high-tooth, stable surface for most media. It dries clear to translucent, depending on thickness. Flexible and non-yellowing when dry. Mix Liquitex Clear Gesso with acrylic paint to create a colored gesso.
This Colored Gesso usually covers in one coat and is flexible, non-yellowing, and non-cracking. It provides good tooth and adhesion to a variety of surfaces. Use it alone or dilute with up to 25% water. Liquitex Colored Gesso is hue balanced and can be tinted with Liquitex Soft or Heavy Body Acrylics.
Super Heavy Gesso
An innovative, impasto, Titanium White gesso that holds its sculptural shape until dry. Super Heavy Gesso has all the attributes of traditional acrylic gesso and is ideal for thick and sculptural applications with knife or brush.
Super Heavy Gesso
An innovative, impasto, Titanium White gesso that holds its sculptural shape until dry. Super Heavy Gesso has all the attributes of traditional acrylic gesso and is ideal for thick and sculptural applications with knife or brush. AP non-toxic.
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Liquitex products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
see also ...
® Liquitex is a registered trademark.
Hint — click a thumbnail to enlarge.
Hint — click a thumbnail to enlarge.
(based on 53 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Reviewed by 53 customers
Displaying reviews 1-10
Back to top
Previous | Next »
Comments about Liquitex Acrylic Gessos:
I hadn't played with this product before but it seems to work great for art journaling.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Was this review helpful? Yes / No
- You may also flag this review
Your best product range
By Andrew the Artist
from Antioch, CA
Liquitex acrylic gessos are expensive, but high quality is what you're paying for. There is also a great product range available. My artwork involves a complex series of under paintings in gesso which I hand tint with acrylic paints. I use liquitex's black, grey, and white gessos to streamline my process. I also need gessos of varying viscosity. Liquitex's Professional Gesso is very much the medium to low viscosity one immediately associates with gesso, and it glides on beautifully. When I need something thicker, I LOVE the Super Heavy Gesso. Creamy, beautiful, and so thick you can turn a full container upside down and it doesn't fall out. It holds it's shape wonderfully and is ideal for anyone wanting to create a heavily textured or sculptural effect. I highly recommend Liquitex Gesso.
A Great Product
from Pahoa, HI
I use this to create underlying textures in my abstracts.
I've been using Liquitex Gessos for 25 years. Guaranteed top quality. I do some paintings on plywood and I need to lay down a gesso so the wood doesn't drink up my paint. Also, I like to have the wood design showing as opposed to using a white or black gesso that would cover it up.
Liquitex Clear Gesso
from New Jesey
This Gesso is used primarily as a primer surface, it's clarity enables me to use different fabrics as canvas and utilize some of the prints and designs underneath. Being clear also can create layers in the work however with out care, it can become cloudy.
Images shared by Spanishartist
Space Oddity 2016
Tags: Made with Product
20 years of proof
from Phenix City, AL
I have used this product for 20 years with outstanding results. Over the years, I have experimented with many other brands, but finally decided it was a waste of money and time.Liquitex gesso is of the finest quality available. It is consistent, offers great coverage, hiding ability, viscosity, & tooth. I have used this in my art classes exclusively for the past 5 years.
This Clear Gesso Is Amazing
By D.G. Deutsch
from New York
This Liquitex clear gesso is amazing. I've never used clear gesso before. I got this for mixed media work. It's excellent. The gesso dries quickly, covers well, and is virtually clear (slightly cloudy) when dry. It has a slight tooth to it. I've used it with watercolor, pencils, oil paint, acrylic paint, and watercolor. It works well with everything. After using this product I'm not going back to standard gesso.
I have used Liquitex Gesso for some time.
By shirleys visions
from Moline Il.
I use Liquitex Gesso on all my canvas's before applying paint. I also use it in area's of my work.
"Disappointing for the price"
By Sabath Dauber
from Los Angeles, CA
This gesso lives up to its name, i.e., super heavy. It is VERY thick, but on the label it says, "Thin only with another gesso." This means I have to buy a gesso of thin consistency in order to dilute the Liquitex. That's an added expense I could do without. Also, I find the Liquitex creates a very slippery surface and since the label also says, "Do not sand", this gesso does not provide enough "tooth" to suit me. The Blick Artists' White Gesso is superior and more reasonably priced.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Liquitex Professional Gesso-White
from Santa Fe, NM
I recently switched from watercolor painting to acrylic painting. I do a lot of dot painting and so I used black gesso for the base. Not knowing any better, I initially used a cheap bargain brand gesso. But despite multiple coats (7) on canvas, it was like I'd only used one or two coats.Then I ordered Liquitex gesso and after three coats and a light sanding with P 320 grit wet sandpaper, I had a surface that was as smooth as I could have hoped for.Good gesso really makes a difference. It's a joy to work with and you can thin it a bit with water for warmer dryer climates like Santa Fe. It's not as expensive as Golden but it's not cheap either.
Loading item data...
Please allow ADDITIONAL DELIVERY TIME for factory-shipped items.
Click here to view expected shipping dates, or call our Order Dept (800)-828-4548.
Copyright © 2015 Dick Blick Art Materials. All rights reserved.
Your cart is currently empty.
Your cart currently contains N item.
Dick Blick Art Materials®, Blick®, Blick Studio®, and Artists Pick Blick® are registered trademarks of Dick Blick Holdings Inc.
© Copyright 1999-2015 Dick Blick Holdings Inc. All rights reserved.