Winsor & Newton Classic Linen Canvas

  • 100% linen classic canvas
  • Medium grain
  • Triple primed
  • Acid free
  • 1.9cm width

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Ideal for all media and techniques, every Winsor & Newton Classic Linen Canvas has been triple primed with a coat of acid free gesso and two coats of highly pigmented titanium dioxide primer. Made from 100% linen, this Winsor & Newton canvas provides excellent adhesion of colour, and has a balanced absorbency and tooth. Winsor & Newton Classic Linen Canvas is available in a wide range of sizes and is ideal for an entire range of applications.

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Incorporating professional stretcher bars produced from heavy duty pine for greater strength and stability, the classic Winsor & Newton linen canvas 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.

What’s the difference between the Winsor & Newton classic canvas and the professional canvas?

Many people often wonder what the difference is between the two different ranges of Winsor & Newton canvas. To start, the professional range of canvas is crafted with pine wood frames, and is available in Cotton, Cotton Deep Edge and Cotton Fine Detail. The professional range of canvases also have a much heavier cloth weight.

To compare, the classic range of canvases have a much lighter cloth weight. The classic Winsor & Newton canvas has Spruce Fir and Paulownia wood frames, and is available in Cotton, Cotton Deep Edge and Linen.

Finally, the professional range of canvas comes with a nifty Pro-stretcher tool, whereas the classic range has wooden keys for stretching.

Video: Winsor & Newton Canvas Pro-Stretcher

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.

This video discusses The Differences Between Cotton Duck And Linen.

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 Classic 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 watercolors 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.

Product Reviews
  • Number of Reviews : 13
  • Average Grade : 4.5 / 5
  •  the 02/12/2020
  • 4/5
The canvas was beautifully made, package and shipped, with no damage whatsoever, however (I do believe it was a result of Winsor and Newton) there was a grey substance underneath the plastic, on the canvas, it look like pencil. Nevertheless, would order again, as it was a near perfect canvas.
  •  the 19/09/2020
  • 4/5
When I received it i it was a lot smoother than any linen I de painted on. But great quality.
  •  the 09/04/2019
  • 5/5
excellent quality good value for linen canvas.
  •  the 04/04/2019
  • 5/5
  •  the 27/02/2019
  • 4/5
Canvas quality is good, however sometimes the frame work shows through onto the canvas if applying a background wash- you have to put card in between the canvas and the frame to stop this from happening.
  •  the 17/01/2019
  • 4/5
Haven’t started painting on it yet
  •  the 27/11/2018
  • 5/5
Ready to use and stretched well on the fr ame.
  •  the 12/09/2018
  • 5/5
Excellant canvas
  •  the 25/07/2018
  • 5/5
Love linen and v good quality.
  •  the 18/05/2018
  • 5/5
Excellent quality
  •  the 05/05/2018
  • 5/5
The product was as I expected it too be. Was well packed
  •  the 06/04/2018
  • 4/5
A good Artist quality standard
  •  the 04/04/2018
  • 4/5
Good quality , well priced canvas

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