For my studio work I will use only linen ...double primed. For plein air work, I will use linen glued to birch panels OR ..I will use birch panels that have been primed with 2 or 3 coats of oil primer. Stu has a nice technique for preparing gessoed boards that I have tried ..really works good. BTW, there is nothing wrong with cotton ..so long as it is of high quality ..I have just got used to the "feel" of the linen. Fredrix and Utrect have a very good professional quality cotton canvas of various weights...both oil primed and acrylic primed ...the acrylic primer is less expensive.
Thank you for your comments on my painting. No, I have only done acrylic. The oils seem intimidating to me with all of the mixing and specific proportions. The smell of off putting to me, but I've read that they have less offensive product now. Have a good one!
Michael, I just scrolled through your work and I am really enjoying all of them! I could have left comments on all! I have always been intrigued by water color; you certainly do a wonderful job. You have an ability to capture the detail...as in the lovely white rose and also the vastness of a beautiful landscape...bravo!
Good, Richard. Just found out it is plein air. A couple months ago I would have been very excited about that. Temperature dropping and snow is on it's way, so not so excited...getting old! However, we will all find a way.
Great! Richard, looking forward to seeing it. I'm finding this assignment pretty involved and almost daunting, but exciting to!. Just found out what the fourth and last Sunset workshop is...don't think I will be doing well in this one...plein air at dusk in the snow, not wise for this old girl lol! So back to the Grand Canyon I go.