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Ideal for all media and techniques, every Winsor & Newton Classic Cotton Canvas has been triple primed with a coat of acid-free gesso and two coats of highly pigmented titanium dioxide primer. Made from 100% cotton, this canvas provides excellent adhesion of colour, and has a balanced absorbency and tooth. Available in a wide range of sizes.
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Incorporating professional stretcher bars produced from heavy duty pine for greater strength and stability, these hand stretched cotton canvases is stapled on the reverse, allowing all four sides of the support to be painted. These canvases feature the unique new pro-stretcher device for ultimate control over the surface tension.
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What Is Canvas?
Traditionally manufactured from hemp, for its tough fibres, Canvas is now primarily produced from either linen or cotton. Linen Canvas is a premium alternative to Cotton Canvas, and has finer strands, producing a highly intricate weave, with a regular pattern. Cotton Duck Canvas is most commonly used for painting with oil colour.
How do I choose a Canvas?
Canvas is graded according to weight and tightness of weave. Ranging from 1 to 12, a low number indicates a coarse grain, whereas the finest grains are represented by the highest numbers. Often, canvas is simply graded as “Coarse”, “Medium” and “Fine”.
Why choose Winsor & Newton Linen Canvas?
Having a triple primed weight of 13.75oz/390gsm, Winsor & Newton Linen Canvas provides a premium support for professional artists. This canvas is stretched by hand and, like every canvas in the Winsor & Newton range, is supplied with the unique new pro-stretcher device for ultimate control over the surface tension.
Due to its strength and ability to retain natural oils, this linen canvas will withstand heavy applications of colour, and may be used with all media, including Oil Paint, Acrylic Colour and Gouache.
Who are Winsor & Newton?
In 1832, William Winsor and Henry Newton introduced the first moist water colours to the world. Today, Winsor and Newton remain the premier choice for artists, offering a wide variety of fine art supplies including: oil, water colour, acrylic and alkyd paints, pastels, artists' brushes, canvases, papers and portfolios.
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