Today's painting was an experiment with Gamblin oil ground and a paper towel dragged through it while wet for the extra texture. I waited a week before painting on it to ensure that it was dry. I just discovered this very nice explanation of oil ground by our friend Scott Gellatly of Gamblin. Click on his photo below and you'll go to his informative video about how to properly apply Gamblin oil ground (with mild texture).
(Top Photo) Painting, Celeste Bergin, Creekside, oil on textured 8x8 canvas panel
(Bottom Photo) Painter and Gamblin expert Scott Gellatly (click on photo)