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Fredrix Pure Cotton Duck Round Canvas:
What Is Canvas?
Traditionally manufactured from hemp, for its tough fibres, Canvas is now primarily produced from either linen or cotton. Cotton Canvas provides an inexpensive alternative to Linen Canvas which has finer strands, producing a highly intricate weave. 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 Fredrix Pure Cotton Duck Round Canvas?
Pumiced and primed by hand, using an oil-based ground, Fredrix Pure Cotton Duck Round Canvas has a proven track record for archival quality. These round canvases are perfect for portraiture or for artists who are looking to try something different.
Who are Fredrix?
Founded in 1868 by E. H. Friedrichs, a chemist, inventor and businessman, Fredrix was the first company in America to manufacture artist canvas for trade. Fredrix remains a prestigious marque in the production of canvas, keeping today’s product a close match to the canvas they made over 140 years ago.
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