Watercolor on Canvas

Updated: May 4

What an experience!


It is nothing like Watercolor on paper I must say. But first, what did I use to paint watercolor on canvas?


I've tried before, but guess what?! It didn't work out: I used the wrong primer.

In the end, this was a good thing because it is part of the process to be wrong sometimes...



Well, this time I used the right one! I used a special primer applied directly on the canvas, called AQUA grund, grob from Schmincke, a company that manufactures paints and mediums for watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastels, and other medias.


I do not hide from anyone that I love them because everything has a great (professional) quality.


Product from Schmincke



At first, it seems like a thick and consistent paste (like gesso), but it is so elastic that you can apply just a thin layer.


This primer enables you to paint with watercolor on basically all surfaces, such as canvas, wood, boards even glass. I choose the one with a rough surface (because I´m not the satin paper person), but there is also the Primer with less texture.