Continuing the Rough Block-in

I’m having some trouble with my canvas during this rough block-in. For some reason the texture is much more rough than it should be.

I’m covering the entire painting with a rough block-in that should go on smooth and make subsequent layers of paint go on even smoother. Unfortunately, I think the size of this canvas has changed how I apply the gesso which has resulted in a texture like sand paper. This is much more rough than I’m used to and hard to cover.

Continuing the Rough Block-in
Continuing the Rough Block-in

I may benefit from letting this layer of oil paint dry before working into the painting further. Although I don’t want to put the painting down for several days, I’m excited to keep working on it.

Continuing the Rough Block-in, detail
Detail

 

Continuing the Rough Block-in, setup
Setup

 

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