Surfaces - Mixed Media
About Canvas & Linen
Canvas is a blanket term for any material used to support a painting. The common types are 100% cotton, 100% Linen, Polyester Cotton & Polyester Linen.
Linen is made from flax fibre, strong & durable but more expensive. The threads that are woven to make linen are less prone to expansion & contraction due to moisture. Linen holds its stretched shape better than cotton.
Cotton canvas, when properly prepared is considered too flexible for very large paintings. Cotton can be stretched tighter than linen without straining the wood support.
I have not included stretched canvases as there is little chance they will arrive in good condition by courier. SEE BELOW for - Birch Wood Panels for a more durable alternative to canvas.
About Birch Wood Panels
Birch wood panels do not need framing as they have a 41 mm deep cradle on the back making hanging easy. The front & sides are sanded for a smooth painting surface.
Large gallery sizes of birch wood painting panels ( over 1 metre ), can be custom made by Art Tree Creations 0439 326 333. There is a minimum purchase of 6 for sizes over 1 x 1 metre. They can be delivered by courier to your door.