Canvas must be prepared properly before it can be painted on and applying rabbitskin glue is the first step in the preparation.
Oil painting is done with a bunch of materials and the first one to learn about is the surface that you make your painting on. Sometimes that is wood, cardboard, even metal. But, most of the time it is canvas.
Proper preparation is of the utmost importance if you want to make good paintings. I’m talking museum quality stuff.
The first thing you have to do is seal the canvas fibers with glue. This allows the ground to be painted on the canvas. On this ground is where you make your picture.
Many people hear about this and figure it’s too complicated, but in this video I’ll show you just how easy it can be.