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The Different Types of Winsor & Newton Canvas

by Cass Art
The Different Types of Winsor & Newton Canvas

The new range of Winsor & Newton Canvas offers artists a broad selection of sizes, surface types and finishes to choose from, allowing the ultimate control for your painting and practice.

The canvases are broken down into two different ranges; Professional and Classic. Identified by the Dark Grey or Light Grey packaging, all are hand-stretched and made from only the finest quality materials, offering artists the choice of breadth of qualities to suit any price range.

Explore the ranges below, as we break down their unique qualities and let internationally acclaimed artists tell you why they love using the range…

 

THE PROFESSIONAL RANGE


Developed by Professional artists, the Winsor & Newton Professional Canvas range offers you the ultimate control over your surface. Hand-stretched and finished with highly pigmented gesso, each canvas has everything the professional artist needs to start painting with confidence.

These canvases are made by hand and have a 16.9oz/480gsm weight. All frames are kiln dried and warp resistant, for durability that will stand the test of time. Each canvas is also archival and acid free.

You can use all types of media on these canvases, including oil, acrylic and other mixed media applications. 

Professional Cotton

  • Traditional canvas with medium texture, ideal for use with oil and acrylic paints
  • Fitted with heavy duty solid pine
  • Hand-stretched
  • Primed with highly pigmented gesso and beautifully responsive to every brushstroke
  • Achieve the perfect tension with ease using the new pro-stretcher device

Shop the full range of sizes in the Winsor & Newton Professional Cotton Canvas Range on our website or in selected stores.

Professional Cotton Smooth / Fine Detail

  • Very fine weave, ultra-smooth surface, ideal for fine detail and portrait painting
  • Fitted with heavy duty solid pine
  • Hand-stretched
  • Primed with highly pigmented gesso and beautifully responsive to every brushstroke
  • Achieve the perfect tension with ease using the new pro-stretcher device

Shop the full range of sizes in the Winsor & Newton Classic Cotton Smooth / Fine Detail Range on our website or in selected stores.

Professional Deep Edge Cotton

  • Traditional canvas with medium texture, ideal for use with oil and acrylic paints
  • Fitted with heavy duty solid pine
  • Hand-stretched
  • Primed with highly pigmented gesso and beautifully responsive to every brushstroke
  • Edges are clean, allowing for painting around the sides for extra impact
  • Achieve the perfect tension with ease using the new pro-stretcher device

Shop the full range of sizes in the Winsor & Newton Professional Deep Edge Range on our website or in selected stores.

 

The Winsor & Newton ProStretcher

The newest tool from Winsor & Newton allows the ultimate control over the surface tension of your canvas. Included with any Professional Canvas, the ProStretcher is easy to use and allows you to gradually tighten the unique devise to your desired taughtness, unlike wooden adjustments.

Find out more about the ProStretcher tool and how it can transform your canvas with Winsor & Newton's How To video above. 

 

THE CLASSIC RANGE


Inspired by artists, the Winsor & Newton Classic Canvas range is a high quality range with visibly improved specification in every detail.

Hand-stretched and finished with highly pigmented primer, each canvas has everything you need to start painting with confidence.

These canvases are made by hand and have a 12.3oz/350gsm weight. All frames are kiln dried and warp resistant, for strength and durability that will stand the test of time. Each canvas is also archival and acid free.

You can use all types of media on these canvases, including acrylic, oil and other mixed media applications. 

Classic Linen

  • Strong and durable, the longevity of linen allows for long lasting paintings–Linen retains its natural oils, helping preserve the fibre’s flexibility, stopping the canvas from going brittle
  • Fitted with spruce wood
  • Hand-stretched for best tension and tailored corners
  • Primed with highly pigmented gesso, allowing for exceptional coverage

Shop the full range of sizes in the Winsor & Newton Classic Linen Range on our website or in selected stores.

Classic Cotton

  • Traditional canvas with medium texture, ideal for use with oil and acrylic paints
  • Fitted with spruce wood
  • Hand-stretched for best tension and tailored corners
  • Primed with highly pigmented gesso, allowing for exceptional coverage

Shop the full range of sizes in the Winsor & Newton Classic Cotton Range on our website or in selected stores.

 

Classic Deep Edge Cotton

  • Traditional canvas with medium texture, ideal for use with oil and acrylic paints
  • Fitted with spruce wood
  • Hand-stretched for best tension and tailored corners
  • Primed with highly pigmented gesso, allowing for exceptional coverage
  • Edges are clean, allowing for painting around the sides for extra impact

Shop the full range of sizes in the Winsor & Newton Classic Deep Edge Cotton Range on our website or in selected stores.

RECOMMENDED BY ARTISTS, FOR ARTISTS

When it comes to creating an innovative, new range of products, Winsor & Newton start with the most important thing: what do artists need? Watch the video below to find out more about Andrew, Gordon and Juan's art pracitce, and what they all look for in a quality canvas.

Feeling Inspired?

See more of the featured artists' work below.

Explore the full range of Winsor & Newton products; from artists' acrylics and professional oils to handmade brushes and painting mediums on our website. 

Andrew Salgado

Explore more of Andrew's work on his website: www.andrewsalgado.com

Juan Bolivar

Explore more of Juan's work on his website: www.juanbolivar.com

Gordon Cheung

Explore more of Gordon's work on his website: www.gordoncheung.com