Today I make a new batch of grounds for oils.
4mm ply on softwood supports with fine linen laid over with PVA and stapled at the back.
Tomorrow they will receive two coats of good Primer, then left to dry thoroughly.
Its good to have material laid up in readiness, then when the spirit moves there is no delay.
I like a robust approach to the work - perspiration and planning pay off.
To live by painting is not a soft option and I dare not calculate the hourly rate
. . . . but whatever, I would have it no other way.