A while back I was in the art store and spotted a black-gessoed canvas board. I know that black gesso is available but this is all ready to go. It has been sitting on the shelf for awhile and I finally picked it up. It is interesting to see how the colors change with a black surface and not a white one. They kind of have more of a pop than usual. I will be painting more subjects on this kind of board, it's always fun to change it up a bit and see what you get.