Will Kemp says: "Using a ground does a number of fantastic things that are not to be underestimated when starting to learn to paint. It can transform your paintings by making them look more professional, more finished and can drastically increase the
speed in finishing your painting". Read more of Will's article about how a prepared canvas can drastically improve your painting and then watch this video where Will shows us how to apply an acrylic ground and explains why he prefers yellow ochre for this. Sometimes other earth tones are used for a ground color. It often depends on the subject of the painting.