Painting On Masonite

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Painting On Masonite

Painting on masonite is a cheap and easy solution for many who can’t afford to buy expensive canvases. One of the best words of advice I ever got in Art School was to always have multiple surfaces ready for paint.  This way you don’t have to go through the boring stage of preparing the masonite with gesso first.   In this video I go through the best way to prime masonite with gesso. By using a simple criss crossing technique you can create a surface which will accept paint easily. Gesso is recommended, but it is also no problem to just just titanium white.  House paint doesn’t work well because it is kind of chalky and will absorb the acrylic paint.

This post was written by Jer

Educator and creator of Painting-Course.com. I look forward to watching your progress!