Definitions for "Imprimatura"
Keywords:  midtone, gesso, painter, tone, paint
A thin covering of paint applied to a ground to lesson the ground's absorbency or to tint the ground to a middle value.
A layer of color applied to a ground, often used as a middle tone in a painting.
The first thin, transparent toning of the canvas. An imprimatura brings the surface closer to a midtone, allowing...