The process of oil art creation
Methods of application differ from artist to artist. Oil paint can be applied to the base of your choice with almost any implement including a brush, a palette knife, a cloth. The variety of brushes is impressive also: red sable, weasel hair, ox-hair, as well as a range of synthetic brushes. The support is usually canvas, board, panel, or prepared paper.
Traditional oil painters generally started with charcoal or chalk drawings over which they built up the paint in layers, that way they ensure that each layer applied contained a little more oil than the last in order to facilitate drying and prevent flaking.