I'll be working on two florals that I have already been gessoed and put on the ground. It has been at least 4 months since I've done the first one. It is cotton canvas gessoed 4 times. The other one was prepared three weeks ago. That one is also cotton canvas factory primed twice.
The last painting I did recently was difficult to work with. The paint did not stick very well. The paint brush wouldn't lay down the color, but would pick up the color off the canvas and expose it to the ground. I wonder if it is because I didn't prepare the very dry ground? That particular painting was done on canvas panel that was gessoed 7 times (it had a really bumpy texture that I hated) with one coat of ground.
Do you suggest I reapply the ground? Do a wash before the drawing? Oil it out a little? Or do nothing?