Originally Posted by Tirawen
....all that absorbtion that acrylic gesso...
...that suck all the joy from the oil paint layers...
These are puzzling remarks, Tirawen.
"all that absorption" ? An acrylic gesso is supposed to be semi-permeable
, so that oil paint (with or without medium) can sink into it a little, so it can adhere.
It should do that. It should also "hold out" the paint enough so the gloss of the paint and the brilliance of the colour remains unchanged.
"That suck all the joy etc..." This is very poetic, but very sad too.
Have vampires attacked your painting?
This is wrong, it should not be happening, and nothing in your sizing/priming routine explains it to me.
I"m trying to think... are you using excessive turpentine washes, or something like that, that may be leaving your paint dull and underbound?
Or are you painting with oil IMMEDIATELY, because the gesso probably needs a couple of days to cure?
Not trying to be picky, just trying to help.