supports for oil paintings
I use stretched canvas for my oil paintings. I enjoy the give and action of a stretched canvas.
The last few years I have been using the gallery-wrap canvases. The paintings can be displayed without a frame.
Sometimes I use hardboard panels. Panels don't take up as much room in storage.
Years ago, I used to make my own hardboard panels because it was more cost effective.
Now, i purchase the ready-made Ampersand Claybord Panels.
oil painting brushes
I learned to oil paint using Robert Simmons hog hair brushes. I used the #7 and #11 filberts almost exclusively.
The last few years I have used the Winsor Newton Galeria brushes.
I have switched almost exclusively to the Galeria brushes for my oil paintings.
additional materials for oil painting
I use odorless mineral spirits for cleaning my brushes while I am painting. I keep the mineral spirits in a covered brush cleaning container.
When the day is done, I use The Master's Brush Cleaner to thoroughly clean my brushes.
Now-a-days I use a paper palette. I only lay out the paints I will be using for the specific painting.
If I have paint left over at the end of the day, I cover it and stick it in the freezer for next time I paint.
At times I use graphite transfer paper to put my drawings onto the painting surface.
disposable paper palettes
get ready to paint!
These art painting supplies have served me very well over the years.
They have produced lots of good paintings.
They will work for you, too!
art painting supplies for oil painting
- A good quality oil paint
- Stretched canvas or hardboard panels
- Drawing paper, pencil, eraser and graphite transfer paper
- Brush cleaning materials with a container with rags or paper towels
Good light and ventilation in your painting area
Watercolor Painting Supplies
Oil Painting Supplies