Artist's Palette

‘Let Them Be’

I have my substrate professionally stretched with double primed 10 ounce canvas (cotton duck), and before any oil painting is started I apply two coats of water based oil primer. This is a very important step as you cannot trust that the canvas manufacturer’s primer is evenly applied or even suitable for oil paint. An uneven primer can allow the oil paint to soak through and rot the canvas. This absorption of the oil can also make it difficult to blend

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