Well, new here, so I'll just dive in. No doubt this is already around here somewhere, but I couldn't find what I was wanting.
Basically, I've decided to try my hand at some *cough* serious painting. Not long ago I started using oils (W&N Artisan), which I love, aside from the drying at a glacial pace; and now I want to try them on canvas.
What I'm wondering, is there any particular way to go about it?
Gesso? How to? Pre-Gesso-ed? (He says, pretending to know exactly what he means) Also, brush sizes? (meaning, which ones can't one live without?)
And if you don't mind, any small (obivious) things I should be aware of? Like, how close to the edge do you paint? Around the corners?
And, of course, what to do to get them into a saleable condition. *ahem*
Or, direct me to a thread I missed.
Anything you can offer will be much appreciated. Thanks.