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Canvas, Linen, and Painting Surfaces

Linen canvas with an oil primer is the classical standard for oil paintings. An acrylic primer, less expensive than oil primer, can be used with either acrylic or oil paints. Linen is difficult to prime and stretch properly, but it offers the smoothest and stiffest painting surface, one with proven longevity.

Cotton duck canvas is much less expensive than linen, and has become the most popular support for oil and acrylic painting, especially for students. A properly prepared cotton canvas has longevity similar to linen, and is more flexible and easier to stretch properly. However, cotton is considered too flexible for very large paintings. For both oil and acrylic painting, an acrylic gesso primer is generally used.

Gift Cards

Gift Certificate Cards

Give a gift of choice. Use them on supplies, classes, workshops, framing and more... Never Expires. 

Ampersand Claybord

Ampersand Claybord

Amazing multi-use surface: Wax, Acrylics, Airbrush Casein, Tempera, Inks, Oils, Printmaking, Graphic Media & Calligraphy, Graphite & Colored Pencils

Ampersand Gessobord

Ampersand Gessobord

Superior Quality for Oil & Acrylics.

Ampersand Aquabord

Ampersand Aquabord

The amazing watercolour surface! Aquabord is a clay coated hardboard panel that gives watercolorists unprecedented freedom and control.

Ampersand Claybord

Ampersand Encausticbord

Ideal surface specially made for encaustic (wax) paint

Canvas Primed Cotton Rolls

Canvas Primed Cotton Rolls

Ready to roll. 100% cotton duck canvas is ideal for painting with oils, acrylics, or alkyds.

Canvas Unprimed Cotton Roll

Canvas Unprimed Cotton Roll

Unprimed canvas sold on a roll or by the foot. Suitable for oils, acrylics, and alkyd paints

Fredrix Yankee Cotton Canvas Roll, 73

Fredrix Yankee Cotton Canvas Roll, 73" (Primed)

73” 12oz primed cotton; 6 Yrd. rolls

Linen Rolls

Linen Rolls

Acrylic primed, Oil primed, or unprimed Currently Featuring: Galcia #588 Acrylic Double Primed Linen (Medium Tooth) Comes on a roll 54" Wide.

Arches Watercolour Paper Sheets

Arches Watercolour Paper

The most widely recognized name in imported watercolor paper.

Pre-Framed Canvases with Floater Frames

Pre-Framed Canvases with Floater Frames

Excellent for art shows! Ready for painting and ready for hanging.

SourceTek Linen Panels - Premium

SourceTek Linen Panels

We are proud to be the new Canadian distributor for SourceTek linen panels - by far the best panels for painting!

Fredrix Value Series Cut Edge Canvas Panels

Fredrix Cut Edge Canvas Panels

Great value! Inexpensive, acid free, archival, primed, for oil or acrylics. Individual or Pack of 25

Gator Foam Canvas Panels

Gator Foam Canvas Panels

Inexpensive, archival, primed for oil or acrylics. Perfect for outdoor painting.

Fredrix Archival Watercolor Canvas Board

Fredrix Watercolor Canvas Board

Revolutionary unique texture, acid-free, no buckling, lifting capabilities, durable, simply amazing.

Linen Stretched Canvas

Linen Stretched Canvas

Stretched Linen Canvas.

Cradled Wood Panel

Cradled Wood Panel

Unprimed hardboard panels ready for your loving touch.

Fredrix Canvas Pads

Fredrix Canvas Pads

Real canvas in an economical pad. Ready for use with oils or acrylics.

Fredrix Canvas Panels

Fredrix Canvas Panels

Primed canvas panels, inexpensive, acid free.

Stretched Canvas

Stretched Canvas

Premium stretched canvas.

 Econo Stretched Canvas

Econo Stretched Canvas

2-pack - Economy Canvas.

Black Artist Canvas

Black Artist Canvas

Available in various standard sizes. Perfect for oils, acrylics or alkyds.

 

Fredrix Pro Series Dixie 12oz Cotton Canvas

Fredrix Pro Series Dixie 12oz Cotton Canvas

World famous 12oz cotton duck canvas, double-primed with acid-free acrylic Titanium gesso for professional results. Standard, gallerywrap and deep styles available.

Hard Board

Hard Board

Unprimed hard boards are as smooth as Swinton.

Heavy-Duty Canvas Pliers

Heavy-Duty Canvas Pliers

5” wide allows for double staples. Non-Slip comfort. Spring loaded. 

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