question about gesso and oil painting
Hi everyone, I am new to this forum. I have a question about the use of gesso in priming canvases and other surfaces for oil painting.
I read on the internet that all gesso that is sold premixed is actually acrylic gesso, and that paintings primed with it start to crack and peel off after 10-20 years, because the oil color does not bind well to the acrylic polymer. This got me a little concerned because I have always used premixed gesso.
My question is: Does anyone here have this kind of experience with paintings peeling off? And what kind of gesso do you use? If you mix your own, how do you do it?
Some artists that I know make it by mixing glue, water and white paint, but I've never done that because I thought the one I buy at the art store is better than that. Turns out it might be worse...