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Ideal for all media and techniques, every Winsor & Newton Professional Linen Canvas has been treated with a coat of acid free and two coats of highly pigmented titanium dioxide primer. Made from 100% linen, this canvas provides excellent adhesion of colour, and has a balanced absorbency and tooth. This linen canvas is available in a wide range of sizes.
Winsor & Newton Professional linen canvases incorporate stretcher bars produced from heavy duty pine for greater strength and stability. These hand-stretched linen canvases are stapled on the reverse, allowing all four sides of the support to be painted. They also feature the unique new pro-stretcher device for ultimate control over the surface tension. Winsor & Newton linen canvas is known for quality, ease of use and affordability.
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. 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”.
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.