I have a couple of small wood (Balsa) panels for painting (3"x3"). They need to be primed and I am wondering if using heavy duty white acrylic paint wouldn’t work just as well as gesso? Since it is now 12 degrees outside, sanding 3 coats of gesso is out of the question. I will probably use oil for the actual painting.
I had used acrylic gesso on wood panel and then painted oil on it and after a time iI discovered cracks in the oil paint. Here is the discussion I started about this topic: Cracked oil paint
@Jacqueline_Davis replied to me:
Sunny on that subject I actually wrote to Gamblin a few weeks ago. For oil painting they recommend this oil painting ground, which can be used on both boards and stretched canvas.
Thanks Sunny and Jacqueline,
After looking at your painting Sunny, I think I’ll stick to Ampersand or canvas. My
3x3’s of Balsa wood will be useful for ‘what if’s’ and not selling. Thanks again.