- Emulating the old masters, he used tempera and oil over gesso on wood, then covered the surface with transparent glaze.
- She pays great attention to the surface texture of her paintings, working primarily with gesso, acrylic and tempera.
- To make them, Gissler first builds up layer upon smooth layer of gesso on a thick wood panel, achieving a dense, glassy surface.
- By the fifteenth century, many Western artists were using it in frescoes or in gesso on wood panel paintings.
- Executed in egg tempera and gesso on panel rather than the acrylics and oils for which the artist is best known, these new paintings exhibit a sensual luminosity not previously seen in his work.