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gesso

1. a white ground of plaster and size, used esp in the Middle Ages and Renaissance to prepare panels or canvas for painting or gilding
2. any white substance, esp plaster of Paris, that forms a ground when mixed with water

Gesso

A mixture of gypsum plaster, glue, and whiting; applied as a base coat for decorative painting.

gesso

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(materials)
A material made from chalk and gelatin or casein glue; painted on panels to furnish a surface for tempera work or for polymer-based paints.

gesso

A mixture of gypsum plaster, glue, and whiting; applied as a base coat for decorative painting.
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Moreover the celebration of transformation in the figurative panels is framed by decorative celebrations of transformation and we are thus back where we started--gilded wood becomes metal, painted gesso and glass becomes enamels, putty becomes antique cameos and pieces of glass become gemstones.
has just added three crowns and three friezes to its Gesso Collection.
The textural studies of the shoreline are painted in acrylic on top of a gesso base to try and capture the interplay of light on water and rock.
An Introduction to Water Gilding: A Guide for Gilding Picture Frames from Gesso to Patina," by Marty Horowitz and Lou Tilmont.
1116 A carved wooden and gesso decorated pier glass in the Louis XV rococo taste with all over scrolling foliate decoration.
You can also use foam board, canvas, watercolor paper, discarded greeting cards, cereal box cardboard primed with gesso, and many other materials.
The painting had some quite serious flaking, most probably the result of water damage, which had dissolved the bond between the canvas, the gesso (a chalk/glue mix applied to the canvas to give an even surface on which to paint), and the paint layer.
Everything, every stroke of paint, every swirl of gesso, was beautiful to Brother Mickey.
Gesso (base material used to prepare surfaces for working with acrylic colors)
All of Goodman's paintings are on wood panels, with surface and edges smoothly coated with gesso in a single color.