Which Gesso?


Golden gesso (left) is whiter than Liquitex gesso (right)

Previously, when looking up which gesso to use, people had recommended Golden’s gesso over Liquitex. I can’t remember the reasons now for it, but I’ve been using it happily ever since.


However, while working on a project that needs a white (but not too white) background, I happened to notice that the Liquitex gesso has more of a creamy look to it than the Golden one, which looks whiter.


I’m due to get a delivery of one litre of Matisse gesso tomorrow (or Monday), postal system dependent, and am hoping it’ll also be a bit creamy. Otherwise I’ll have to start experimenting with adding titan buff and all sorts (not liquorish) into it.


I will update this post with the results.

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