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Painting Tools

Painting tools are those instruments without which a work of art wouldn't have been possible. In fact these very seemingly inconsequential and uncelebrated things make beautiful pieces of art what they are.

Can we imagine painting a picture without the aid of a brush? What do we paint on if there are no canvases?

Painting Tools-Canvas

Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric usually made of cotton. It has a simple weave and is ideal as a base of paintings.

A gesso coated canvas is stretched across a wooden frame before it is used for paintings.

Earlier linen canvas was popular but by the turn of the 19 th centuy cotton canvas gained popularity. However linen is still preffered by professional artists because cooton strtches more than linen.

Painting Tools-Brushes

Paintbrushes integral to any painting.they are needed for applying colors on the canvas.Bristles are clamped to a ferrule to make these contraptions .

Paintbrushes come in many shapes and sizes. Different manufacturers have different names and styles of brushes, but there are certain consistencies. Short handled brushes are have always been used for watercolor or ink painting while the long handled brushes are for oil or acrylic paint.


Flat brushes with domed ends. They allow good coverage and the ability to perform some detail work.


These are used for blending broad areas of paint.


These, like the Filbert, are versatile and can be applied in both general painting application as well as some detail work.


A larger format brush with a rounded edge for broad soft paint application as well as for getting thinner glazes over existing drying layers of paint without damaging lower layers.


A Pallet is a board that provides a flat surface on which artists mix paints and the range of colors used.

The styles of brush tip seen most commonly are as follows:

  • Canvas
  • Face Painting Brushes
  • Painting Brush
  • Paints
  • Palette
  • Paint.Net
  • Pencil
  • Scrapers & Sandpaper
  • Varnish

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