Hi all, I've read so many posts on preferences for paint surfaces, but I'd really like to stay with canvas.
So far, I've bought prepped canvas on a board or stretched on wood. I've then prepped it with tinted acrylic paint which I wasn't satisfied with, then just recently I bought some gesso and used that.
Even so, the canvas seems to kind of shred, that's too strong a word, but sometimes a fine fiber will pop up or a knot will become evident (and a distraction to me).
I am not a craftsman by any means, I have little time or energy to paint so I need to have a quick and easy solution for my surface so that I can maximize my paint time, rather than prep and clean up which seems to consume me.
Maybe I just need to apply gesso, let it dry and do it again more than two times? Or just several layers of tinted acrylic?
I'd love to try a really smooth surface someday, but for now I have plenty of canvas.
(by the way, I accidentally grabbed my little bottle of OMS instead of the SDM and wondered why I was getting right down to the surface of the canvas! Note to self: Label everything)