Sizing up my linen and canvas

I'm trying a new approach to my supports: sizing and using an alkyd ground on my stretched linen and canvas. I just sized 7 large canvases and it feels like a great start!

The linen is from a roll I've had forever and the weave is somewhat open. I scrubbed in the size on both the front and the back. The heavy canvas soaked up a lot more of the size.

Since I delivered 8 framed paintings on Saturday, I needed something new. So I have 6 new paintings in progress, 3 are lake nocturnes and I think they have a lot of promise.