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Winsor & Newton Features a ton of videos on new products, artist technique and useful instructions for their art supplies. Creative Coldsnow recently started a Youtube Channel and will be featuring many of these videos. This video is just a short preview of the versatility of Winsor & Newton OilBars. Oil Paint in the form of a stick that allows artists easy transport, and offers artist grade quality pigments and colors. (Shop OilBars)
Similar to applying a basecoat primer when painting a wall at home, canvas must also be primed using a ground. Because canvas is a porous surface, paint can seep into its fibers like a sponge. Priming the canvas prevents this seepage. The most common ground used is gesso, which should be applied in several coats. Gesso can safely be used with both oil and acrylic paints. Canvas is available already prepared with a ground, or in the raw. Canvas boards and pre-stretched canvas are generally pre-primed. Always be sure to gesso even pre-primed canvas, to ensure maximum archival standards and premium surface quality.