It should come as no surprise that painting is difficult. In the beginning, people feel a mixture of excitement and anxiety.  Having the proper art tools can give you the liberty to bring your artistic skills to life.  Here are 7 must-have tools that can come useful in getting your painting done properly or more importantly, professionally.


1. Paint Brush

If there is one thing that all the artists around the globe could agree on is that paintbrushes are one of the most important things about your painting kit. Paintbrushes come in many different bristles and shapes. Some brushes are great all-rounder which you can use for most situations, while others are more of a specialty brush.

2. Paint

Choosing what paint to use can be overwhelming at times due to the various types out there. Depending on what type of painting you want to create, the right paint choice can be extremely significant to the final success of your masterpiece.

3. Canvas

One of the best ways to display your artistic talents is on canvas. It is the most commonly used material to paint on. From brilliant oil paintings to photo canvas prints, there’s just something about this material that gives a sense of prestige. Canvas is a versatile painting surface and comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, so choose the right one for your next handmade painting on canvas.

4. Paint Brush Holder

After painting for quite some time, you will probably amass a large number of different paintbrushes. Paintbrushes don’t come in cheap, so you want to ensure you do not damage the bristles by resting them on literally anything.

5. Palette

On number 3, we have the palette. An artist palette is a surface upon which you squeeze out and mix the paint. Conventionally, an artist’s palette was a wooden board with a hole for the thumb to fit in, so that artists could hold it while painting. Palettes come in all different sizes and shapes and are made from all kinds of different materials such as wood and plastic.

6. Easel

An easel is a basically upright support used for displaying and supporting a painting in place while you work on it, normally standing up, and is also sometimes used to display finished paintings. They come in various forms, shapes, the number of legs. An A-Frame is a very popular choice among artists, it is a three-legged easel which is economical and portable.

7. Color Wheel

Most people are aware of the artist’s color wheel, but many do not understand how to utilize it. The color wheel is primarily the visible spectrum of colors impressed in circles and it is a useful tool that helps understand what happens when you mix colors together.


And there you have it, 7 must-have painting essentials to get you started. This post covered all the key things & fundamental tools that you need to take into consideration before you start working on your next masterpiece!