NAAP may be applied to linen, wood, MDF and other supports to produce a strong, flexible, permanent, highly pigmented ground. Suitable as a ground for both acrylic and oil paint.
Do not apply over rabbit skin/hide glue or to unsound supports such as cardboard and flimsy supports!
Note this is a primer, not a gesso! Gessoes or ancillary products are not needed alongside NAAP.
- Apply 2 coats to your support and cover generously.
- To increase flow, if desired, apply with a ratio of 25% diluted water.
- Apply a second coat once the first coat is touch dry (approx. 1 hour).
- If areas of the finished work are left revealing primer or unpainted areas, the artist can be assured the primer is lightfast in its own respect and the exposed primer will not fade over time.
- The formulation of my NAAP products act as a buffer to keep the oil paint and the support separate from one another while at the same time providing excellent adhesion.
- Ground marble dust is used to improve the adhesion.
All NAAP products dry and behave with the same qualities of our existing white:
- Dry in a timely manner. Allow at least an hour between coats.
- Superior adhesion.
- Designed to preserve the luscious surface of a properly prepared canvas for oil paints.
- All the above shades are intermixable.
- All can also have acrylic paint applied if needed.
Pigment: Pw 6.1
This NAAP colour is based upon my Unbleached Titanium Dioxide in oil colour and uses the same pigment, Pw 6.1. Ideal for creating a good neutral base colour upon which to work. Extremely lightfast in its own colour right.
Pigment:Pw 6, PBr 7 and PBk 9
Exactly as stated, a neutral grey with a slightly warm undertone. I am informed my Neutral Grey is equivalent to a seven (7) on the Munsell scale.
Pigment: PG 17 and Pr 101
My personal favorite! I created this with portrait painters in mind to act as the perfect complimentary green with a deep mossy nature. This colour is designed to push all those red and brown shades forward so they glow like we see in all colours of skin. However, no sooner than letting an artist friend loose with my Moss Green she reported it was ideal for landscapes in addition!
Raw Sienna Dark
Pigment: PBr 7
Just exactly as any artist will expect, a deep ochrey brown sandy shade beautiful for any type of painting to be created.
Raw Sienna (Transparent)
Pigment: PBr 7
This is a two-step process. I created this product intending it to be used over NAAP white. First apply two coats of white then allow to dry at least 1 hour in average warm conditions. Then scumble on a thin layer of the NAAP Raw Sienna to achieve a warm grisaille brushed appearance.
Pozzuoli Red Earth
Pigment: Pr 101
A favourite colour of 18th-century landscape painters used on top of a white primer was Pozzuoli Red Earth. Today one can experience the reveal of Pozzuoli Red Earth occasionally in 18th-century paintings.
This is a priming colour that appeals and works beautifully based on historical observation. Remember to use this colour in conjunction with NAAP White.
Burnt Sienna (Transparent)
Pigment: Pr 101
Use this colour in conjunction with NAAP White to discover the transparent and luminous qualities of my Burnt Sienna.
Apply two coats of NAAP white and allow to dry. Scumble on a thin layer of NAAP Burnt Sienna to achieve a warm grisaille brushed appearance for the foundation layer of your painting.
P.s – A little goes a long way!
Pigment: PBk 9
Arguably one’s favorite colour to use or one’s disdain. My Black primer leaves one in awe of how such a simple, powerful colour can look on a surface ready to be painted upon!
Designed to be applied to a coloured surface where the artist wishes to preserve or enhance a supports’ natural colour such as: raw linen or wooden panels. The support becomes slightly darker because of the Clear Transparent NAAP application.
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