the title of my post might sound like I just didn't do research in the net, but that's not really the fact. I checked many many sites to learn how other artists use wood/MDF panels for their oil paintings but havent really found a solution to my problem.
Until now I have been painting with oil colors on canvas, which worked fine, but since many other artists who are painting in a very smooth look are using panels because of its smooth surface, I thought I should definately try it out.
I prepare the surface with white acrylic primer, or sometimes with transparent gesso up to 3 coats as it is often recommended. Once I start painting on it, both acrylic or oil, the color is never fully opaque, and even worse, you can ALWAYS see the brush stroke!!! I have many different kinds of brushes and tried them all out without pressing etc.
Just what is it?
I am happy for any help, and I think maybe I just don't really understand what roughness the surface needs in order to have the same feel like canvas when painting on it. I like to paint on canvas, but i wanted to switch to wood because I wanted to paint without having the canvas texture (to reach softer and smoother effects)...
Thanks so much!!!+