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.
But now I purchase the ready-made - Ampersand Claybord
art painting supplies for oils
- A good quality oil paint.
- Stretched canvas or hardboard panels.
- Two painting brushes, plus a rigger.
- Brush cleaning materials with a container
- Drawing paper, pencil and eraser
- Graphite paper to transfer your drawing
- Rags or paper towels for cleanup.
- Good light and ventilation in your painting area
oil painting brushes
I learned to oil paint using Robert Simmons hog bristle brushes. I used the #7 and #11 filberts.
The last few years I have used the Winsor Newton Galeria brushes. I now use both flat and filbert brushes.
I have switched to the Galeria brushes almost exclusively for my oil paintings.
I also use about a #4 rigger brush for tree limbs and my signature.
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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.