Painting Surfaces

Canvas

Monterey 

by Masterpiece Artist Canvas

Available in Vincent Pro (7/8"profile)

- Medium weight 100% cotton; 7 oz raw, 10.5 oz finished weights
- Sized and double primed with archival quality acrylic gesso
- Medium, uniform texture
- Canvas relief: 5/16" (Space between canvas and Bar)
- Solid Ponderosa Pine Wood Components
- Wood from the sustainable forests of the Pacific Northwest
- No finger joints, which tend to bend or break under pressure
- Precision Machined Keyable Stretcher Bars are 7/8" deep x 1-1/2" wide
- Corner keys are pre-installed
- Bars are slotted in the center to accept the brace
- Cross Braces Included (1/2" x 1-1/2")
- Patented Keyable Brace allows the frame to be tensioned in the middle of the canvas, where it's needed the most
- Stretched using our MuseumWrap™ method
- Drum-tight stretch, balanced tension across the surface
- Up to 50% tighter than other methods
- Uncut folded corners make it possible to remove and restretch canvas
on the same size frame
- Made in North America!

Tahoe

by Masterpiece Artist Canvas

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Available in Monet Pro (1.5" Profile)

 Heavy weight 100% cotton; RAW: 10 OSY, PRIMED: 14.6 OSY
- Sized and triple primed with archival quality acrylic gesso
- Medium, uniform texture with a slightly smooth tooth
- Canvas relief: 1/2" (Space between canvas and Bar)
- Solid Ponderosa Pine Wood Components
- Wood from the sustainable forests of the Pacific Northwest
- No finger joints, which tend to bend or break under pressure
- Strainer Bars are 1-1/2" deep x 1-5/8" wide
- No Brace Required for this size
- Stretched using our MuseumWrap™ method
- Drum-tight stretch, balanced tension across the surface
- Up to 50% tighter than other methods
- Uncut folded corners make it possible to remove and restretch canvas
on the same size frame
- Made in North America!

Carmel Portrait Smooth

by Masterpiece Artist Canvas

Available in Vincent Pro (7/8"profile) and Monet Pro (1.5" Profile)

- Medium weight, Portrait Smooth, 100% cotton; RAW; 7 OSY, PRIMED: 10.3 OSY
- Sized and double primed with archival quality acrylic gesso
- Portrait Smooth Surface texture, suitable for all paint types
- Canvas relief: 5/16" (Space between canvas and Bar)
- Solid Ponderosa Pine Wood Components
- Wood from the sustainable forests of the Pacific Northwest
- No finger joints, which tend to bend or break under pressure
- Strainer Bars are 7/8" deep x 1-1/2" wide
- No Brace Required for this size
- Stretched using our MuseumWrap™ method
- Drum-tight stretch, balanced tension across the surface
- Up to 50% tighter than other methods
- Uncut folded corners make it possible to remove and restretch canvas
on the same size frame
- Made in North America!

Malibu Alkyd Primed

by Masterpiece Artist Canvas

Available in Monet Pro (1.5" Profile)

- Pure Belgian Linen, PRIMED: 13 OSY
- Triple sized, single primed with alkyd oil primer, very absorbent, fabulous surface for oil paints only.
- Naturally strong linen that has a surface texture with tooth
- Solid Ponderosa Pine Wood Components
- Wood from the sustainable forests of the Pacific Northwest
- No finger joints, which tend to bend or break under pressure
- Super Strong Keyable Stretcher Bars (1.5" x 2.25") which are 50% stronger than normal provide superior frame strength for this larger size
- Corner keys are pre-installed
- 2 Super Strong Keyable Braces and a Cross Brace Included (3/4" x 3-1/4"), plus 4 Diamond Braces
- Patented Keyable Cross Braces allow you to tension the canvas in the middle, where it's needed the most
- Stretched using our MuseumWrap™ method
- Drum-tight stretch, balanced tension across the surface
- Up to 50% tighter than other methods
- Uncut folded corners make it possible to remove and restretch canvas
on the same size frame

Watercolor Paper

Fluid Easy Block Watercolor Paper

   Crafted in small batches at slow speeds in a European paper mill, Fluid watercolor papers possess the strength and working integrity of more expensive mouldmade papers. Glued on the two long edges, the Fluid Easy-Block allows artists to paint right on the block without wetting or stretching the paper. The paper is easily separated by sliding a dull knife or letter opener in the open side under the top sheet when the painting is complete. Fluid Easy-Blocks contain 15 acid-free , cold or hot press sheets. 140 lb (300 gsm).

Arches Watercolor Paper

Made the traditional way, on a cylinder mould, this paper has a harmonious natural grain. Thanks to this method, the fibres are evenly distributed, the paper slackens uniformly when wet.

Its composition with long fibres of 100% cotton gives the paper its strength, beauty, a natural, lasting whiteness and an inimitable touch.

ARCHES® is the only paper mill in the world to gelatin size its watercolour paper “to the core”. This preserves the lustre and transparency of the colours whilst preventing paints from penetrating the paper. It allows superposing of washes and gives it added strength to resist erasing and scratching without tearing or linting. It also allows paints to be removed, either wet or dry, easily revealing the whiteness of the paper. ARCHES® Watercolour paper can absorb a large amount of water with limited deformation.

   We carry Arches Watercolor in blocks, single sheets, and packs. Paper is Available in Hot Press, Cold Press, and Rough Finish in 90 lb, 140n lb, and 300 lb. 

Other Painting Surfaces

Ampersand Gessobord

   It’s true. Museum Series Gessobord is the most trusted pre-gessoed wood panel by artists for their work. The superior quality acrylic gesso ground does not dull colors and the lightly sanded surface provides exceptional brush control. This makes Gessobord the perfect art panel for all painting styles with oil paints, acrylics and mixed media.

   No other painting panel on the market protects an artist’s work like an Ampersand wood panel. Every Gessobord panel is protected by our proprietary Archiva-Seal barrier technology, the most advanced formula for sealing wood that prevents support induced discoloration.

    All Gessobord artist panels are eco-friendly, formaldehyde-free and proudly handcrafted in the USA.

  • Superior quality artist-grade acrylic gesso

  • Slight, even surface texture allows for ideal brush control and even tonal values without distracting from your image

  • Delicate enough for fluid brush strokes, portraits and tight detail work

  • Can hold heavy applications of paint without the “bounce” of canvas

  • Tough enough to hold the most rigorous palette knife painting and collage

Arches Oil Paper

  Also made on a cylinder mould, 100% cotton, ARCHES® Oil, 300 gsm, is suitable for marouflage. Its grain is comparable to that of a stretched canvas, which makes for comfortable working and requires no prior preparation. Thanks to its semi-absorbent surface, the paint stays on the surface for an excellent rendering of the colours and faster drying times.

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