If you are interested in the materials I use for a painting or drawing, please have a look below.
I use Holbein Acrylic Gouache for my paintings. It is a matte, water-soluble medium, completely lightfast with excellent permanence, which allows for accurate color and paint stability through the years.
My support is an Apollon Gallery Birch Panel. The thickness of the panel depends on the frame choice.
I paint on Arches Watercolor Paper (hot press). Before I start painting I adhere the paper to the birch panel with Golden's Matte Medium.
After the painting is finished I will seal with Golden's Gel Medium (transparent), a water and UV resistant film.
Once the gel medium is dry, I will apply Winsor and Newton's Satin UV Varnish. This will add a nice satin finish and extra protection for your artwork.
For the drawings I use Conté à Paris Pencil brand.
I draw on Canson Watercolor Paper (hot press).
And set the drawing with SpectraFix; an odorless, non-toxic and archival spray fixative made from Casein (milk protein).
The drawings should be framed with a mat and behind UV glass for extra protection.
I source out handcrafted museum quality frames from Metropolitan Picture Frames. They have the finest American made hardwood frames available. The lumber they use is from renewable forests in the US and Canada.