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How To Prepare A Canvas For Acrylic Painting

A prepared canvas


Getting nerdy about preparing an amazing painting surface to work on can add such a high level of quality to your work. You can experiment with coloured grounds and textures to build up the surface for a unique effect or go with a more classic smooth and white finish.


If you have bought a prestreched canvas from a shop then chances are it has a layer or two of gesso on it already. These layers tend to be pretty thin so you can…

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