This may sound like that kind of very basic question, while I am bothered by it.

Not sure if there is way to avoid missing dots on the canvas, I tried to cover then with smaller brushes, but sometimes to make sure the missing dots are filled with the same color is tricky. It happens more often when the object is big and has some block color on it.

Is there a better way to resolve it?

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I think the one and only effective technique is the Practice.You can reduce this problem with practice so concentrate and keep practicing.

Water down your paint a bit if your using acrylic

Thank you Tom, I found it especially when dial when large canvas, when I trying to paint a big block of color. Usually caused by a bigger brush. The problem is, when I watered down the paint, it will be hard to control the color-for an example, when I am painting a dark background, if I water down the paint, it is not dark enough; or even worse, the color was not even.

I found it was helpful to do multiple layers and use the medium, but still there are some dots left. If I use the small brush to cover them after finish the whole painting, sometimes it is hard to march the color-also it was a time eating work.
 
Tom Hillgrove said:

Water down your paint a bit if your using acrylic

Gesso your canvas before painting would also work. And indeed, thin your paint a little. Or use a sponge or spongebrush to apply your paint while doing the strokes in different directions. Hope this helps :-)

Thank you Desiree,

I will try this! Thank you so much for your suggestions!
 
Desiree said:

Gesso your canvas before painting would also work. And indeed, thin your paint a little. Or use a sponge or spongebrush to apply your paint while doing the strokes in different directions. Hope this helps :-)

You could apply a coloured ground? Some might peek through like the white but it is not as glaring and can give your painting a cohesiveness.

Here is a great article on painting a ground...

http://willkempartschool.com/how-a-canvas-can-drastically-improve-y...

Thank you Barbara and Merrie!

I think the video does helps! I am trying it on my new painting and it looks good, this one is small one, I will apply it on big ones in the future.

Hi Babara and Merrie, I tried to apply a layer of base color first and then start paint on top of it, and it works very well, thank you!

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