the surface must first be given several coats of gesso
Emulating the old masters, he used tempera and oil over gesso on wood, then covered the surface with transparent glaze.
She pays great attention to the surface texture of her paintings, working primarily with gesso , acrylic and tempera.
Executed in egg tempera and gesso on panel rather than the acrylics and oils for which the artist is best known, these new paintings exhibit a sensual luminosity not previously seen in his work.
By the fifteenth century, many Western artists were using it in frescoes or in gesso on wood panel paintings.
To make them, Gissler first builds up layer upon smooth layer of gesso on a thick wood panel, achieving a dense, glassy surface.
For one thing, she painted on gessoed canvas instead of using the acrylic-soaked-into-raw-canvas method that Noland, Louis and others favored.
His highly crafted paintings consist of 30 to 50 smoothed and sanded coats of oil, graphite and pigment layered over gessoed wood.
In addition to the works on handmade paper, a number of gessoed panel paintings begun in the early '90s were also included in the recent drawing show.