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Use Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylic Gesso to prime surfaces and provide "tooth" for good adhesion of acrylics, oils, and alkyds.
This gesso offers a balanced absorbency and dries completely clear. Mix Clear Gesso with color for colored grounds in a ratio of 1:4. This gesso is also suitable for preparing surfaces to accept pastel and charcoal.
Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylic White Gesso provides maximum covering power in one coat and offers maximum color reflection. It is fast-drying and non-yellowing, and it offers a balanced absorbency.
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Really improved my acrylic painting
from Milton FL
Comments about Winsor & Newton Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylic Gesso:
I used to struggle more going from a drawing to a painting... but with the clear gesso, my painting has greatly improved... I can draw and erase to my heart's content on the canvas until things look right; then cover with this gesso and paint away (I can still see the pencil marks). If I've botched the painting, I can declare it an "underpainting", slap on another coat of the clear gesso, and then dry brush to fix it... really a great product.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Pencil drawing then covered in clear gesso and painted in acrylic.
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from Abington, PA
It has great tooth. I used it on a very smooth surface-yupo paper, and it transformed it into a very paintable alternative to canvas.
from McLean, VA
Used for preparing paper or canvas for acrylic paint. Great for charcoal lines because they erase easily.
Great gesso, good tooth to pàper
Used for pastels
By Amanda the Painter
from Algonquin, IL
The consistency is a bit more liquid-y than your standard gesso, but I enjoy it.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Clear But Slightly Hazy
from northern california
Applied this clear gesso straight from the jar with a damp stiff gesso brush thinly/evenly over stretched canvas already sized with GAC-100. It gives enough work time before brush strokes begin to drag - so I gave the brush a pinch of water to help smooth brush flow - no problem. Once completely dried (next day), it has a good tooth ground feel but dries a clear slightly hazy milky matte finish where I was hoping for just clear see-thru transparent matte finish. If you really need a clear gesso to see through to your substrate, this will do.
from Dallas area
I use this product to paint wood panels before oil painting. It provides a smooth foundation with just the right amount of tooth for adhesion of paint.
clear gesso confusion
By Mrs. Art Teacher
from Farmington, MO
I thought the clear gesso was quite high compared to normal white gesso, however the project we are making required it. It went on well and dried quickly. The product has a rough sandy or gritty texture when dry. I'm not sure why. Regular gesso does not have this texture. We are sealing between a collage layer and a top painting layer with the gesso. I think with the price being a factor I would seal future products with a glue or modge-podge type product.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I love this clear gesso!!!
from Leesburg va
I love this gesso. It changed my whole process and streamlined my work load in ways I could not have imagined! Would highly recommend! I use it to block out watercolor paper so I can oil paint. My painting process has become easier and more profitable just form this small change.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Jury is still out.
I like the fact that it creates a non white background. I tried a grey and found it a bit too dark. I find that the ground created has a bit more tooth than I like. I may try it again with sanding in-between coats.
The Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylic Mediums are a great compliment to the acrylic color range as they contain the same cutting edge clear resin to prevents color shift. See the range of these quality acrylic mediums and varnishes to enhance your painting experience — and results!
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