Monday, July 13, 2009

Gessoing a large canvas

Gessoing the canvas for Rhododendron Explosion - 48" x 96"
scraping on the gesso - top
spraying it down - middle
brushing it in - bottom
The last step is gessoing the canvas. I worked one quarter at a time, scraping gesso on with a putty knife, spraying it down, then brushing it in with a house painting brush. After three coats I'll sand, then add two more coats of gesso and sand again, then a final coat. That should do it! It will take me about a week. Then it will be ready to paint on.
~ I will keep the gesso brush happy in my hand ~

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