Hi, I just want to ask if there's a way I could replace that expensive pint of acrylic gesso to prime my canvas? Art supplies here at my place suddenly had a huge price increase and the only available Gesso Primer I could find is Php700+, that would be more or less $17 a pint. D:
elow.....meron ba pweding tumulong sakin dito?... I'm not an art student, so i do not have any knowledge about painting. But I want to learn how to Paint...sobrang gastos pla ng Hobby na ito ......from brush,paint,canvas and now itong GESSO.... nag search ako about dito., and after 2 days of searching,. natagpuan ko kau, (mga tagalog speaker )..
... i have a lot question regardings sa mga gamit,alternative materials and also sa mga word/term.
1st. what is sizing? 2. pwedi bang alternative yung semi-gloss paint sa gesso kapag acrylic paint gamit?. 3. parehas lang ba yung acrylic for painting sa acrylic na boysen?....(anu po ba pinagkaiba).. 4. pwede po bang alternative na gamitin as canvas is yung telang Katya?.
waiting for your responce. any reply regarding this questions are higly appreciated.
....cnxa na masyado akong tipid... pa PM nlng po ako sa FB. firstname.lastname@example.org chris basques...
You can just buy a primed canvas nalang or you can try Maries Gesso, I think it's the cheapest, Php 300+ sa Deovir. It's not advisable sa oil paints pero kung acrylic, okay lang siguro.
3 - Limited lang knowledge ko sa acrylics, to be honest. Sorry! 4 - Okay lang, though pag nilagyan mo ng primer minsan uneven yung surface. Pag ganon, i-liha mo nalang saka mga 4+ layers siguro yung primer bago ka magsimula sa painting mo. Depende din kung gusto mo smooth yung surface ng canvas or mas preferred mo may konting texture.
well, it depends sa thickness ng pag-apply mo. 2 or 3 layers' is fine.
oh wait. here's a cheap gesso alternative crash course:
flat latex: too absorbent, and advisable lang pag na-size ng maayos [i.e. rabbit skin glue or other ways of sizing the canvas]. Nag-ka-crack din pag maraming layers na and/or nabend/nawarp unexpectedly yung canvas. Maganda gamitin if may plywood backing.
semi gloss' not so absorbent and it is flexible. Most ideal alternative for oils and acrylics [for me ]
lastly, gloss. nah, don't even think about it. ayaw kumapit ng paint sa ganun
[based on experience lahat so... personal lahat ng info. i hope it helps tho ]
LOL Thank you very much for this cheap-gesso-alternative crash course! Gives me a lot of things to consider. Thanks! Latex semi-gloss, noted! I might be off to buy it later. Subukan ko muna sa maliit na canvas para makita ko results. XD
Thanks again. Ugh, I should've really taken an art course. Are you an art student? Thanks for your help!
No, you shouldn't regret it. At least you have friends with the same interests as you. I've been painting for 1 and a half year already and I still have a lot of things to discover coz basically, I barely know anyone who paints or is artistically inclined in real life. Google helps but doing all these stuffs alone or without someone who can relate to what I'm doing feels a little "empty". XD Just a little, though...
Thanks for the advice. Honestly, this is one of the very few chances I get an advice from someone regarding these stuffs (except from what I get from google), so yeah, thank you and goodluck to your studies and my canvas as well.