Winsor & Newton Linen Canvas

Providing excellent adhesion of colour and a balanced absorbency, each Winsor & Newton Linen Canvas has been primed with a coat of acid free size, plus two coats of highly pigmented primer. Incorporating professional stretcher bars, for greater strength and stability, this linen canvas is stapled on the reverse, allowing all four sides of the support to be painted.

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Winsor & Newton Artists’ Linen Canvas:

  • 100% linen
  • Medium grain
  • Triple primed
  • Acid free
  • 2cm width

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 Artists’ Linen Canvas?

Having a triple primed weight of 13oz/375gsm, Winsor & Newton Artists’ 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 corner wedges to achieve extra tension, if required.

This Winsor & Newton guide shows How To Fit Canvas Wedges.

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. 

Product Reviews
  • Number of Reviews : 9
  • Average Grade : 4.7 /5
  • A. Gerald
  •  the 12/04/2017
  • 5/5
A nice firm surface with a good 'paint grab'.
  • O. Patrick
  •  the 08/03/2017
  • 4/5
good quality primed linen canvas
  • A. Alison
  •  the 20/01/2017
  • 5/5
lovely well made canvas'.
  • A. Gerald
  •  the 15/01/2017
  • 5/5
Love the firm catchy way this holds the paint.
  • T. Helen
  •  the 17/12/2016
  • 5/5
just right for what I wanted
  • H. Mark
  •  the 09/12/2016
  • 4/5
very happy with paint application. They feel sturdy
  • P. Kirsty
  •  the 22/11/2016
  • 4/5
Good quality, although sometimes need to put a board behind the canvas in between the wooden frame as it can come through
  • P. Keith
  •  the 25/10/2016
  • 5/5
Brilliant value very good service to paint on well made have sold my last painting using the linen canvas
  • G. Fenella
  •  the 24/10/2016
  • 5/5
These are good quality I have used them for some time. I like quite a fine weave and used to go for cotton but these linen ones are perfectly fine enough.

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