How to tone a canvas for oil painting – Imprimitura

ARA Boston Instructor Julie Beck shares how she typically tones a canvas. Here, she uses burnt umber which is fast drying. You can use any color, out of the tube or mixed, to tone your canvas. However, burnt umber is fast drying and a commonly used pigment to tone canvases.

Make sure after you tone your canvas, you give it adequate time to dry before painting on it!

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