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on: May 20, 2013, 04:36:59 PM
I'm glad to see that the gesso question was raised as I was about to ask it.

But my question is, if a canvas comes already "acrylic primed" but will be used for oil painting, should it be gessoed (is that really a verb?).

I was told to use a coat of acrylic burnt sienna or umber.

What's best?

Thanks.

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Reply #1 on: May 20, 2013, 06:49:04 PM
If it is already Acrylic Primed, then you can just paint straight over it with Oil or Acrylic Paints. It's only Acrylics that you shouldn't paint over Oil Based.


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Reply #2 on: May 20, 2013, 09:47:26 PM
Thanks, Mr. Batman.

You've made my life easier already!!

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