Oil painting: Paints: mainly Michael Harding. Surfaces: Arches oil paper or my own linen or cotton duck canvases.
Drawing: Often Derwent Graphic pencils and charcoal, Rotring Tikky Graphic ink pens. Surfaces: Usually Kent Edition 160gsm or Daler Rowney Heavyweight cartridge paper, sometimes good quality hot pressed watercolour paper (e.g. Sennelier).
Watercolour: Winsor and Newton Artists’ and Daniel Smith. Surfaces: Mainly Saunders Waterford 300lb NOT paper.
I make frames for canvases in a simple tray-style in pine and finish the frames with Daler Rowney Cryla Artists’ acrylic.
Frames for glass are usually in a simple style in Ash, left natural or finished with liming wax or ebony wood stain. I use conservation grade mount and backing card. The glass is either Wessex Pictures WaterWhite float or from the TruVue anti-reflection range.