I do hope someone here can help me. I have been oil painting off and on since the 3rd grade - I am
not completely naïve to oil paints and their tendencies. I have painted on various surfaces in my life and different grades of oil paints and experimented with many different medium cocktails.
However, I have never painted on linen in my life until about a month ago. I purchased
a large role of - Pissaro Professional oil primed linen http://www.jerrysartarama.com/canvas-surfaces/canvas-rolls/oil-primed-canvas-rolls/pissarro-professional-oil-primed-linen
I am having trouble with my Geneva paints feeling like they are "sliding" on the surface - even when I glob paint on - it looks like it is transparent the next day - even my whites. I always prime my canvases so as not to fight the white of the canvas - my last wash of the canvas was with mineral spirits and burnt umber/white mixture and let it set for 2 days - I am still having the same issues with feeling like the surface is not accepting my paints.
I am thoroughly confused. I have googled oil primed linen problems and don't seem to find anyone else having these issues. I want to love linen but am not pleased with how it is reacting.
Thank you in advance for any suggestions - I love my Geneva oil paints and am getting used to a limited palette and find it quite refreshing. Right now, I'd rather paint on a cheap Michael's canvas than my nice linen canvas.