Holbein Coloured Gesso is highly pigmented, with an extremely smooth texture. It can be used as just a ground or it can be mixed with any acrylic paint or medium and finishes to a matte surface. It may be over painted with water-based or oil-based paints, and all drawing media such as charcoal, conte or pastels. This lovely gesso is available in a full spectrum of beautiful colours captured in a 300 ml. squishy pouch. This great packaging also prevents the precious colour from drying up since it doesn't allow air to collect inside. Click here for a great video on an artist using the colored gessos as a painting ground.