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The Meadow. 5x7, oil on linen panel. 2016

The Meadow. 5x7, oil on linen panel. 2016

Following on from my previous post on making your own canvas. Before starting any kind of substantial painting on a new linen, I think it's a good idea to try it out and see how it performs. This afternoon I did a small painting to test it out.

Overall, the linen has a fairly substantial texture. This lends itself to a heavier paint application, something that I usually try to avoid. Based on this experience I added an extra layer of primer to most the panels I'd already made from the linen.