The Italian Renaissance was known for their diverse and significant paint. They had elements, methods, and techniques that were advanced for their time period. The Italian Renaissance had legendary artists who painted historical paintings.The people, who worked with the paint, had to go to a school for seven years and learn everything they could about paint. In oil painting, which was the standard style of painting, you need important supplies such as: varied sizes of brushes, thinner, oil, a palette, canvas, and, of course, a variety of color for paint. In the Italian Renaissance they made several kinds of brushes. The most common brush was the sable brush. This was because it was made out of a common animal that was an easy resource to find in the Italian Renaissance. Due to this fact, the sable brushes had an affordable price, which is why it was so common. Experienced workers would take clusters of hair, from the tail ends of animals. The cluster is then tied together and attached carefully at the end of a quill. Making sure the hairs were tight and together was a very difficult job for the apprentices.
Making paint required many specific sets of steps. The first, and most important step was to get the appropriate mineral for the paint color. This job was not easy because many apprentices had to search for long periods of time, to find the precise mineral. Paint was not only made out of minerals; it was also made out of plants and insects. These had a strong color that had to be used fresh. Once the objects were found, they were crushed into pigments. Then the pieces with the most color were crushed into powder. Using a mortar and pestle helped to do this. The mortar and pestle was usually made out of fine wood. The crushed pigment was either mixed with egg yolk or oil; this usually depended on what type of painting was being conducted. After sitting for a couple of weeks, the paint usually did not have the right consistency to paint with, but the Italian Renaissance had routines and procedures that made the consistency just right. Paint was also very expensive. Since there were so many shades of one color, people would fine precious objects for the color, which were very rare. Sometimes professional artists would ask apprentices to look for a specific color, which might be almost impossible to find. A very common example was the ultramarine blue, which is made out of the mineral, lapis lazuli. This is a very precious mineral. It was usually found and shipped from Afghanistan. Places like Afghanistan, such as Islamic countries influenced the Italian Renaissance Art in many ways.
Objects such as the palette, oil, and thinner had already existed in that time. The next step was preparing the canvas , for applying the paint. First of course, you need to make a surface to paint on which is the canvas. To make canvas apprentices would get a fine piece of wood and bubble it in burning water. The surface of the canvas was made out of tightly fabricated cotton. After the front of the canvas was ready, it was covered in a paste made out of boiled animal skin. Before you ever paint you must have at least one scrub. A scrub is a mixture of mineral which is scrubbed onto the canvas and set to dry before you actually paint. Back then, they used gesso for the scrub; because it was thin they had multiple layers of the gesso on the canvas. The gesso was a pliable mixture made out of the mineral gypsum. After all these steps, the artist could apply paint and make a master piece for the world to admire.