View Full Version : CuriousUmbrella: Self Portraits
December 9th, 2008, 04:29 PM
I have a problem "cheating" by using gesso with my watercolors; it makes them easier to work with. This was an attempt to paint without gesso for once.
December 23rd, 2008, 08:44 PM
It isn't cheating to use gesso. Whatever works for you is right.
December 25th, 2008, 09:22 PM
I know. I guess it was just a test, sorta.
December 26th, 2008, 09:51 AM
Well, I'd love to see more of these. I didn't even know you could paint such good portraits with watercolors. :D Btw, what is this gesso you're talking about?
December 26th, 2008, 11:28 AM
Gesso is the white stuff that you use to prime a canvas with. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gesso.
And thank you!
January 10th, 2009, 09:36 PM
Kudos to you for even having the guts to use watercolor...I'm rather terrified of them! Looks great so far, now just do more!