Tools of my trade.
For those who would like to see inside my painting world here is my work tray and some of the oils used for painting. I like to work with Artists' quality oils as they have better colour and density than cheaper paints. Many of my oils at present are Winsor and Newton. I find them easy to use and for faster drying I have some Liquin medium in the little jar lid at the side of my palette. Just a small amount on my brush mixed with the paint lets the painting usually dry overnight.
For my palette I am using glass out of some frames. I put masking tape around the edges for safety and a piece of white paper beneath so I can see my colours as I mix them.
I use acrylic brushes for my small pictures. They suit my brush strokes and hold plenty of paint. They need replacing often as I wear them out quickly when I scrub the paint onto the canvas.
At the end of a session I cover the oils with a plastic tray to keep them viable for the next day. This little set-up sits on the trolley at the left side of my easel ( I am left-handed). It is a kitchen trolley and ideal for my spare canvas boards, kitchen roll, reference sketches, photographs, glass jars of white spirit for brush cleaning and other 'stuff'.