Ground

A surface to which paint is applied, or the material used to create that surface. A painting's ground is usually prepared on its support. Traditionally, for oil paint on canvas use a ground of oil and white pigment, and on wood surfaces either an oil ground or gesso.






RELATED SECTIONS:

Art Evaluation

Art Preservation

Use of Materials

RELATED GLOSSARY WORDS:

Canvas

Priming

Masonite

Stretcher

Foreground

Picture Plane