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Old 13-11-15, 01:18 PM
dbclemons dbclemons is offline
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The jar of gesso arrived in the mail yesterday. I think I'm going to like it, but it's not quite what I expected. I hesitate to call this a "gesso." It's more like an oil primer to me, but an oil primer that you can paint on with water based media.

I wrote up a review of it on my blog last night that you can read here:

I didn't test egg tempera on it, or not yet anyway. Since I wouldn't refer to myself as a tempera painter, I wouldn't presume to advise such artists on how it feels. You should check it out for yourself. A 4 ounce jar was just $8. Gouache and casein paint work on it very well, so I expect egg tempera would also.
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