Today I did some rendering practice in oil.
I was using the canson xl pad so far, and having a lot of trouble with it. I see to be picking up more paint than I was laying down. My frederik canvas pad arrived today so I thought I will try that and see if it makes any difference, and it did! I was able to control the blending a bit better.
It is still very early days of course but better than my efforts so far.