I couldn't be happier that the weather is turning. I swept out the garage and got all my materials set for my new commission. I'll be making a linen canvas with rabbit skin glue(RGS) and an oil ground. I had been using an oil primed linen from Fredrix, but the truth is that the ground I make myself is superior. There's a reason all the paintings that you see in museums have a different look and surface quality to them; because the majority of them are handmade oil grounds.
If anyone has questions about priming oil grounds, I may make a blog post with images, but feel free to email me or reply to this post.