Preparation

How to make and use clear watercolour ground

Watercolour ground is the magic potion which allows you to paint in watercolour on lots of things, rather than traditional paper. It’s what I use on canvas and usually, it is an opaque white absorbent gesso-like substance. Sure, it doesn’t make other surfaces quite like a beautiful rag paper, but it makes it absorbent enough …

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Two ways of preparing a canvas for watercolour

I’ve made two short films about how to prepare a canvas for use with watercolour, which I hope you find helpful. It’s very straightforward and sounds far worse than it is! The first just entails putting on three, thin and even layers of watercolour ground – then letting it dry. The second method creates a …

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