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these panels are amazing for working with oil paint. the surface is triple-primes and the way the brushes glide on it make painting a really enjoyable experience. the acid-free paper will not corrode even if stored away for long periods of time.
a canvas panel consists of primed fabric stuck onto a board. at its best, the canvas wraps around the edges of the archival or acid-free board and is stuck down with archival glue, providing rigid, textured support for painting.
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hardboard and wood painting panels. looking for an archival alternative to stretched canvas? try hardboard and wood painting panels. unlike canvas, which is flexible, wood painting panels offer rigid support and are best for non-flexible media such as tempera, encaustic, and casein paints.
many artists paint on canvas and it carries a lot of history and romance, but really you can paint on almost any surface provided it’s prepared properly. wooden panels have been another popular choice for centuries. the biggest problem with wood is sid (support-induced discolouration) where chemicals from the wood (the support) leech through into the […]
we liked how sarah eddy described prepping jackson’s smooth wooden painting panels in her review: ‘i love these, i use 3 layers of golden gesso and paint with oils with linseed oil. they are wood panels so you can sand them more if you wish but i find the oils grip the wood so much better like they are.
canvas is a versatile painting surface and comes in a variety of shapes, sizes and forms to suit every need and every budget. arteza offers a multitude of canvases and canvas panels in a variety of different shapes & sizes. lets take a look at the different types of canvas, and how to go about choosing the type that will work best for you.
oil painters typically use course bristle brushes to apply paint. long-handled synthetic brushes (instead of bristle brushes) are softer but may adequately spread paint on an ultra-smooth masonite panel. also, painting on hard surfaces like panels give some artists a strong feeling of control when compared to using stretched canvas.
what are the best supports for oil painting? most discussions about painting supports focus on canvas, while others on rigid supports, primarily wooden panels. these two categories have been the traditional supports for hundreds of years. a growing trend is modern alternatives, such as rigid composite supports.