Hi. Quick questions from a novice about priming/primed canvases.
1. Can anyone recommend "cheap" canvases which are pre-stained or primed in a mid-value neutral like grey or brown rather than white? Why the fixation on white in the market anyway?
2. I live in a very cold climate during winter and cannot use any chemicals a) in the house because... danger b) anywhere outside or in some shed because... well below freezing. So what is the most efficient and cheapest way to effectively prime a canvas with a mid-value neutral color, inside the home?
As a novice I want to practice and keep things economical.
Appreciate any wisdom anyone can offer.