A good place to start...
This is a little tip for beginners who have been wanting to try the gumoil process but have not been able to make a print. With this process being so temperamental, I have been continuing my search for materials that will lend itself to a more stable experience when trying to print for the first time. This is usually what will make people give up. I have found a pretty good paper and paint combination for beginners, with a less expensive professional grade paint that works great. Here is an example of making a small print using Arches Oil paper and Grumbacher Pre tested professional oil paint (Ivory Black). The paper is made to absorb the oil and seems to make a decent print. Not sure I will use this as my paper of choice for all my work, but I will be using it for my students. I thought I would share for those looking to begin this challenging process. With this said, there are many other fantastic papers and paints out there to explore when you begin to see what your needs and wants are, after you develop a comfortable workflow.