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Winsor and Newton Clear Gesso Base for Acrylics 450ml (Pot) (Please Note: Mainland UK Delivery Only)

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Available either in white or clear, these Winsor & Newton Gesso mediums are both fast drying and suitable for acrylic, oil and alkyd painting.

With excellent tooth, balanced absorbency and a flexible ground, the white gesso is opaque with maximum covering power and high pigmentation whilst the clear is an unpigmented …
Available either in white or clear, these Winsor & Newton Gesso mediums are both fast drying and suitable for acrylic, oil and alkyd painting.

With excellent tooth, balanced absorbency and a flexible ground, the white gesso is opaque with maximum covering power and high pigmentation whilst the clear is an unpigmented clear resin which is completely clear when dry.
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RRP £20.55
SAA PRICE £18.49

Availability: In stock

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Q&A

Question:

Can this Gesso be used to provide a ground with "tooth" for soft pastels, turning say watercolour paper into suitable pastel paper?

Answers:

  • Posted by Anita Pounder on Thursday, 2 January 2020

    Thank you for your enquiry.

    The Winsor & Newton Clear Gesso is made from unpigmented clear resin which dries completely clear.

    It has a balanced absorbency and excellent tooth this gesso creates the perfect surface upon which to paint. It is more suited for Oil and acrylic painting.

     

    When using soft pastels, it is important to have a surface which allows the pastel to grip. You can try and create a slightly rougher surface for the pastel to grip by using sandpaper over the gesso.

    https://www.saa.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=primer

     

    You can use soft pastels on watercolour paper without a primer as it will act like a traditional pastel paper.

     

    Or try a watercolour ground which offers a more absorbent ground and textured.

    https://www.saa.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=ground

     

    Some pastel surfaces offer a more grippy texture in order to reduce the dust and the need to use a fixative. If you are looking for a surface like this then there are grounds which are specifically for use with pastels and offer as more textured support.

    https://www.saa.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=pastel+primer

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