I use only the finest quality materials to produce paintings that will last a lifetime. Claessens Oil primed Belgium linen canvas or Polyester. Both are archival and considered to be the finest, most durable, best quality canvas available. For smaller sized paintings I also use museum quality primed panels- either prepared by myself or by professional panel makers. I use high quality, completely lightfast oil paint. Lightfast means it will not fade as it is exposed to natural light or man-made light. The paint molecules will not degrade or bleach out the colors.