My daughter loves to paint! She has been painting since she was in diapers. We have always used acrylic paint, so I decided to switch it up and try something new. When my daughter saw her new oil paint set, she was thrilled and so excited to paint. I love that it came with a canvas unlike most other sets. The canvas is very sturdy and holds the paint well when you are creating your artwork. I love that it came with a pain tray, so I can quit using plastic plates. The tray is metal and not plastic, so you will get many uses out of it. The paint is very bright and bold which is what I prefer in a paint. It is not messy when you go to squirt it in the tray because it is on the thicker side. I do not like runny paint at all! Therefore, I was happy to see that it was thick paint. Overall, this set is great for beginners or even professionals!