Rabbit skin glue is the traditional glue – better known as sizing – that is applied to canvas before the base coat of paint is laid over it.
Most people like to start something at step 1. I have taken to calling this step 0 because it’s usually forgotten, but if were painting during the old master days it would have been standard practice.
Also, note something important – it’s not hard to do.
One of the most basic principles of oil painting states to keep your darks thin and your light thick. Unfortunately, people try to follow this rule without knowing why and may get a pre-conceived “law” in their head that they are scared to break for fear they are not “painting right.
Below is a short video that gives a preview of a color mixing lesson I did for my students on video. I did this right on the palette.
I go over how to darken a color using orange as an example.
Next, go get yourself a copy of my manual – The Secrets of Color Mixing Made-Easy by clicking here, that will have you ending your frustration when it comes to color mixing.