This breezy painting was done with acrylic on gessoed paper. This was the first time I used gesso as a foundation. Why gesso?
- If I make a mistake, I can cover the offending area with gesso, confident that I'm reverting to the same base color and surface.
- Gesso can add texture. I purposely left brush stokes on the gessoed surface (rather than sanding it smooth).
Unfortunately, my experiment had mixed results. The texture adds visual interest but it's distracting (especially when scanned). Next time I'll sand the gesso smooth or vary the direction of the strokes.