Sunday, October 23, 2016

Cradled Birch Canvas Panels for Oil Painting (video)

I put together a video today about how I make the canvas panels that I paint on. I hope you enjoy it! Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!


  1. I enjoyed both of your videos! You did a good job on them, it's fun to see how you work. I will probably try this, because I like painting on canvas boards, but yours are nicer then the ones you can buy already made. I have a question, at the end you say not to sand the last coat of gesso that you will paint on.. I wondered if there is a certain reason why?

    1. Thanks so much for watching them Debbie and thanks for the question! It's because you might sand down enough to expose some of the fabric which needs to be protected from the oil paint.

    2. Oh, ok, I thought that might be why, Thanks!