Artist Tip - Add color to your Gesso

Recently I shared a tip about applying a coat or two of gesso to a canvas before you being working on your painting.

Well next week I will be working with a girl scout troop on a painting activity and I planned to gesso their canvases in advance. Since my time with the troop is limited I also wanted to have each canvas background pre-painted in a wintry blue so the girls can just go straight to work on the fun character and details.

Thanks to my friends of The Artist Guild of Lockport for suggesting that I mix the blue paint into the gesso to save myself a step!

A little blue, a little teal and white gesso mixed together and now I have 20 canvases prepped and ready to go for next week!