It looks like the canvas/paper has absorbed too much of your oil paint. Did you find it hard to apply the paint? I will suggest using cotton or linen next time and at least two layers of primer. Hope that helps!
Yah. It's real hard to apply the paint. I'm using phoenix brand canvas panel. First time using it. With just one layer of primer. Sad!! I preparing two more panel with more primer on top. Hope it helps. So this is a result of oil being absorbed too much. Hmmm. No wonder it feel weird compare to the shoes piece i did. I just switch my brand of oil paint too. From daler rowney to winston and newton. So i was like trying to figure out what went wrong. Thanks for the advise. Try try again. I'll try the two other canvas panel first and see how. If it still feels the same. I think i may just switch back to those normal canvas.
Oh yes, another way of checking whether the canvas has absorbed too much paint is that your pigments dry duller/greyer (almost after one or two days paint application). I usually go for 4 layers of primer myself... *kiasu spirit*
You're most welcome. Another technique is scrub on a thin layer of acrylic wash after the primer has fully dried. This has two advantages: The acrylic acts as another priming layer and also sets a color tone for your painting (assuming you're using oils but if you use acrylics, it's fine as well. What you want to achieve is a fat-on-lean method). Phoenix is actually a pretty good brand actually (doesn't it come primed?). Are you using any medium to dilute the paint as well?
Oh I see. When the paint is too dry and cakey, it's may be difficult to apply it too. A suggestion is to use turpentine to thin your paints for easier mixing at the initial stages, then slowly building up the pigment and reducing the usage of turpentine (or other spirit mediums).
Oil painting can be a little tricky, but I do like the shoes painting a lot. I wish you all the best for your next painting.