Artist Acrylic Clear Gesso – Winsor & Newton
To prevent your oil paint from sinking into the support, you should always prime your canvas. The best practice is to use 2 to 3 coats on a stretched canvas; when using white gesso you will have a brilliant white surface to start your painting. Clear gesso allows the natural colour of the canvas to show through and a tinted gesso will provide you with a coloured ground to start with, which can have a dramatic effect on your work. You can make your own coloured gesso primer by adding acrylic paint to the clear gesso.