Using Gesso to mute colors
As I am overwhelmed with my latest web design project, I have to slow down on the blog now but I guess sometime, less is more. I will instead focus on sharing my art techniques.
Lately, I have been focusing on create more natural and realistic tone. I found that by mixing paint with Gesso, I can easily leverage my painting tone to achieve a more natural look. I used to paint the canvas with a pure layer of white Gesso and let it sit dry, now I just mixed and painted it with other colors directly on canvas as the background, and then let it sit and dry overnight. By doing so, it creates a very smooth finish from the start and it has fastened my painting process a lot. The canvas 's surface also holds color better and far less messy than before. As I have more control of the paint flow, I can simply focus on creating details.
I love this newly found technique and I have a feeling that it can improve my art drastically .