For my entire career as a fine artist, I have always painted with oils on canvas. My fine art prints are published from my original oils on canvas. Before I start my original painting, I want to be accurate and precise, so most of the time I take numerous photos of my subjects. Next, I pencil sketch my design on the canvas and then I work with oil paints to finish the original. My originals take anywhere from 4 months to over a year to complete.