Knowledge Centre


Oil Painting Tips

Tips covering Michael’s studio set up, oil painting equipment, advice for beginners, varnishing and more.

Paint Brushes

Paint Brushes

The Michael James Smith set of sixteen essential paint brushes from Rosemary & Co.

Oil Paints

Oil Paints

Michael’s preferred Alkyd oil paints, with his regular colour palette consisting of twenty one tones.


Oil Painting Techniques

Techniques to help you improve your oil painting, for the beginner right through to the advanced artist.