Matisse Gesso is an intense white ground that dries to a completely opaque layer with medium tooth. If working on canvas, it will tighten the canvas, providing a firmer ground to paint on. Due to its characteristically thick texture, it is recommended that Black Gesso be applied with a spatula or blade on raw canvas or linen. If you are using a brush, mix with equal parts water, particularly for the first coats. Alternatively, use MM27 Low Viscosity Gesso.


  • 250ml ($20.50) and 500ml available ($28.00)
  • dries in 1-3 hours
  • suitable as a preparation for acrylic and oil paints


Matisse MM10 Gesso

SKU: VMM100250