hello! i switched to painting on wood three years ago and i’m wondering if my process is incorrect? i purchase my wood from stores (cheaper) like lowes and i get thin plywood pieces, or old wood from my house. i use heavy acrylic gesso over the wood and do multiple layers, wait a few days and then i apply oil paint. i never sanded my wood because i liked the rough texture and paint showing.
decided to read up how to properly paint on wood and i saw that you have to seal it with something else and then sand it, and then use gesso or the painting will warp or rot overtime.
i still have my first paintings and there’s nothing wrong with them but now i’m worried that my paintings won’t last?? due to me being ignorant
is it too late for me to save them, are they unsaleable now. i don’t know why i assumed the prep was easy as acrylic. (acrylic was my first medium before i switched to oil)
extra information: i don’t use turpetine, only extra material i use with my oil paint is lineseed oil. oil painting brand is gamblin. gesso brands varies from liquitex, grumbacher gesso, u.s art supply
thanks to whoever responds