In this post I have a video that gives an introduction to oil painting canvas.
I like to call this, step 0. I used to say that how to prepare a canvas was step 1, then I thought about that for a bit. Before you can prepare a canvas, you should know a little about the material of the canvas itself. So I called learning about this, step 0.
I mean, think about it for a minute. What would be the absolute first thing you learn about when learning to paint. There’s no definite right answer, but I think the surface you are going to make most of your paintings on is a pretty good place to start.
In all my years of art school, I didn’t have a class where we spent time learning about canvas. What it is, the different ones available to buy, what those differences are, etc.
Why wasn’t it taught, you ask?
I’ve no idea. Seems ridiculous if you think about.
You are making these paintings on canvas, but you never learn about the canvas itself? It’s like a carpenter who never learned about different wood.
Anyway, watch this video, use those like button thingy’s to spread it around on your social media outlets’s like facebook, pinterest, etc.
Recommended Further Study
And, if you like this video and want to go further…you’ll get much more detailed video instruction, with my 7 DVD Set Where I Teach You To Oil Paint.