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Ideal for all media and techniques, this 100% premium quality linen canvas is Primed with a clear coating and ready for painting straight away. Made from 100% linen, this canvas provides excellent adhesion of colour, and has a balanced absorbency and tooth. Available in a wide range of sizes.
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”.
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