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Stretch linen over stretchers and insert shims/stretcher bar keys. There are minimum holes in the weave of the linen in preparation for the next step.
Apply 2 coats of sizing made of rabbit glue.
Prime with Gamblin oil painting ground (ZINSSER resin primer on boards). Let dry.
Prime with Gamblin oil painting ground a second time and let dry.
Stain with Mark’s new stain recipe using a hand-held sprayer on a shop compressor, let dry 2 days.
a second time using Mark’s new stain recipe with a hand-held
sprayer on a shop compressor, let dry 2 days.
Draw on Canvas with an oil-based pencil or Copic multiliner sp pigment-based pens.
with oils on canvas alla prima style from start to finish.
Take photo before paint dries.
painting dry for 6 months. Mark Calendar.
For touch-ups, dead areas, oil out specific areas if first layer is dry to the touch with refined linseed oil.
Paint on those ‘oiled out’ touched-up areas.
Reset 6 month drying period.
(not retouch varnish).