Oil Painting, another hobby of mine! 10 things you need to have to start oil painting for the absolute beginner, aka: the things I wish someone had told me few years back, I would have started painting with oils earlier.
There are plenty of paintbrush cleaning aids you can buy in art supply stores (usually jars with a metal screen or grids along the bottom) but if you want an easy and cheap way to make your own paintbrush cleaner jar, keep reading.
When you paint a room, you apply a coat of primer. When manicurists paint fingernails, they apply a base coat before adding color. So why wouldn't you do the same with your canvas-even modern canvases have texture that gesso will even out