Now you have all you materials gathered, lets begin. Make sure you read the whole post before beginning – no nasty surprises that way!
Paint the canvas with a thin even layer of Gesso to begin. Allow to dry completely – this will depend on where you live. Hot dry climates will dry quicker than cold damp climates. During summer here – Fremantle Western Australia – drying time is a couple of hours but when I lived in Darwin it was several days!
Repeat with another thin even layer of Gesso. Allow to dry completely – leave over night at least.
We will apply the retarder and paint in the next post.