Saturday, February 4th, 2023

What is the best surface for oil painting?

Surface selection is an important aspect of oil painting because oil-based colors do not work well on alkaline substrates like stones, bricks, or cement. The alkaline conditions make the paints dry up and crack eventually.

When it comes to oil painting, the canvas is probably the best surface choice. You can go for either linen or cotton canvases. However, art restoration can be a bit tricky with a cotton canvas. It’s best to choose canvases made from natural jute or hemp for your oil painting.

Anna Vaughn

Anna Vaughn

Immense painting experience recommends Anna. She shaped The Little Painters, a small local painting workshop for children that invites the little ones to explore painting through simple and creative means in a safe, loving and extremely colorful environment. In her home panting studio she plays with all paint mediums but watercolor is her expertise.

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