Fair Haired Child takes some study and better materials.
I have a long way to go before I can dash off a head in oils, if I choose to use inferior materials. I decided to take a break from the cat and just do a head. I chose to do it on a canvas panel. I didn't like the support at all. There's something slick about the surface, even after being toned, that repels the paint. The good canvas pads or a 100% cotton canvas bolt cut to size has better texture and better grip than these cheap boards--the ones you get in bulk for very little money spent. Don't do it. Another decision made after wasting a couple of hours. Well not totally wasted. I did make some observations with regards to values with such a fair child.