This is an oil painting, of Mount Brandon from Fermoyle Beach. It is painted on gessoed ‘Fabriano Tela’ paper, mounted on board. The frame is pine painted muted white. Framed dimensions, 400mm x 320mm x 37mm.
While Fabriano Tela is a specially formulated with an internal size to make it suitable for oil paint, it’s not naturally suitable for painting outdoors. To rain-proof it, the surface is layered with 4 coats of acrylic gesso. This creates a robust membrane.
From Fabriano.com (http://fabriano.com/en/28/tela):
The Fabriano oil painting paper Tela has an internal and external sizing that offers an ideal absorption for oil colours. It is acid free and archival. The unique paper surface, obtained through a specialized texturing process, creates a surface similar to linen canvas. It is recommended for oil painting techniques.