Golden Gessos and Grounds offer artists a wide variety of ways to prepare substrates for a multitude of media, including acrylic, oil, alkyds, charcoal, pastels and watercolor.
Golden Gesso is designed to penetrate the support and provide a surface for the adherence of paint. It is formulated to be flexible, and is highly pigmented for opaque coverage. Proper preparation of the support can increase the life span of the artwork.
A Ground is a product that provides a desired surface on which other media will be applied. Grounds can provide a surface for pastels, watercolor or other products. Golden produces 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.