Grounds & Gessos
GOLDEN Gessos and Grounds offer artists a variety of ways to prepare substrates for acrylic paintings or other art media such as oil, alkyds, charcoal, pastels and watercolor.
Gesso can be thought of as the bridge between the support and the paint. GOLDEN Gesso is designed to penetrate a support and provide a surface for the adherence of paint. Proper preparation of the support with GOLDEN Gesso can increase the life span of the artwork. GOLDEN Gesso is formulated to be flexible and is highly pigmented for opaque coverage.
A Ground is a product that provides a desired surface on which to paint. Grounds can provide a surface to apply pastels, watercolor or other products. GOLDEN makes two specialty grounds: Absorbent Ground and Acrylic Ground for Pastels. Absorbent Ground is applied to any gessoed support and mimics the absorbency of watercolor paper. Acrylic Ground for Pastels contains a gritty solid to allow pastels and other drawing media to adhere to the surface. Many other GOLDEN products can be used as effective grounds.
Ready-to-use liquid grounds formulated for the use of acrylics on any commonly used painting surface. They are flexible and can be applied in thin layers to conform to a variey to textured surfaces without cracking. For oil painting over acrylic gesso, it is recommended that at least three layers of gesso be applied. GOLDEN Gesso can be mixed with GOLDEN Acrylics to produce a range of colored grounds.
Black – 8 oz. 16oz. 32oz.
White – 8 oz. 16oz. 32oz.
GOLDEN Absorbent Ground is an acrylic liquid surfacing medium that dries to a porous, paper-like surface. Applied over gessoed canvas, it allows for raw canvaslike staining and watercolor effects. Lightfast, permanent and flexible. – 8 oz. 16oz.
Acrylic Ground for Pastels
GOLDEN Acrylic Ground for Pastels is an acrylic ground for the preparation of canvas and other supports for pastels. It provides a tooth similar to papers designed for pastel and chalk. To increase tooth, add GOLDEN Fine or Coarse Pumice Gel. The product can be blended with GOLDEN Acrylic colors for colored grounds. – 8 oz.
Digital Ground White (Matte)
Is a porous, opaque, white ground for use on a multitude of surfaces. As a porous ink-jet coating, it allows prints to dry extremely rapidly, making it an ideal starting point for the first-time user looking for the most trouble free application on a wide range of materials.
Digital Ground Clear (Gloss)
Is a clear ground with a gloss sheen for use on most absorbent surfaces, allowing the underlying material to show through. The nature of this type of ink-jet receptive coating, means that prints dry more slowly.
Digital Ground Non-Porous
Is similar to the Clear described above but optimized for increased adhesion and performance on non-porous surfaces such as aluminum or plastic.