Arches® Oil paper features a powerful & efficient oil barrier that absorbs water, solvents and binders evenly while allowing the paint and pigment to remain on the surface. Arches® Oil is ready to use- no need to gesso; no preparation required! Painting on Arches® Oil paper is extremely convenient. It's easy to store, easy to frame, lightweight to transport. This new and revolutionary surface is essential for any professional oil painter looking to capture their oil painting on paper all the while saving time.