Museum Series Gessobord is the most trusted pre-gessoed wood panel by artists for their work. The superior quality acrylic gesso ground does not dull colours and the lightly sanded surface provides exceptional brush control. This makes Gessobord the perfect art panel for all painting styles with oil paints, acrylics and mixed media.
For a straight painting panel with acrylics, Gessobord is a perfect choice. Paint with synthetic or nylon brushes. The paint will release more easily and the brushes will be easier to clean. Keep a healthy supply of water on hand. Dirty water can compromise the clarity and colour of the paints. With Gessobord, it is possible to paint in thicknesses ranging from thin washes to thick impasto. Try using various gel mediums for glazing and layering transparent colours. For texture, use a textured medium or experiment with tools available to you such as Colour Shapers, credit cards, nails, or dried brushes.
When using oils on Gessobord, paint with natural bristle brushes. The pigment will release more easily and brushes will be easier to clean. Always remember to paint "fat over lean”, meaning, start painting with less oil or medium mixed with your paint. Gradually mix in more oil with your paint as you move towards finishing the painting. This will help to prevent cracking and peeling of paint in the future. If you need to work more quickly, try completing an underpainting in acrylic or alkyd paints, finishing with oil glazes last.