How to Paint Tree Trunk with Textures using Gesso and Palette Knife in Acrylics

In this tutorial, you can learn on how to paint realistic tree trunk with textures using gesso and palette knife in acrylics.

Painting tutorial for beginners using gesso to create textures in acrylic. In this tutorial you will learn on how to paint tree trunk with textures using gesso and palette knife in step by step easy and basic acrylic painting tutorial for beginners. In the process, you will need to add the gesso while it has no paint yet but you can also add it even if there is some background paints. Unlike the acrylic gels, you cannot mix gesso to paints if you want to create darker tones because it will lighten the color, it is possible only if you are mixing lighter colors. So good luck everyone, you can experiment on adding textures to your painting by using gesso. Please hit like, add some comments and don't forget to subscribe for more tutorials in the future, don't forget also to share so that your friends may know.

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Acrylic Paint Colors:

Titanium white
Phthalo Blue / Ultramarine Blue / Primary Blue
Brilliant Red / Primary Red / Cadmium Red
Medium Yellow / Primary Yellow
Raw Umber / Burnt Umber / Burnt Sienna


Number 12 Nylon Flat Brush (Long Handle)
Number 8 Nylon Flat Brush (Long Handle)
Number 7 Nylon Flat Brush (Short Handle)
Number 3 Nylon Flat Brush (Short Handle)
Number 0 Nylon Liner Brush or Round Brush
or No. 1, 00, 000 (Short Handle)

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