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A plain canvas can be a great inspiration for every artist. From creating fantastic acrylic paintings to stunning oil paintings, an art canvas is one of the key parts of your creative toolbox. Canvas is available in a multitude of styles for the artist to play around with, from cotton canvas to linen canvas and canvas board. It is also the most common support medium for oil painting, and has been in use since the 14th century, although the way that artists use canvas has changed dramatically over the years.
Modern techniques of painting on plain canvas take advantage of the texture of the canvas as well as the texture of the paint, whilst the Renaissance masters opted to try and erase the texture of the canvas by a careful process of painting an undercoat and then polishing the surface, before repeating the entire process until it had a glossy, enamel-like finish to it. As such, canvas is seen as one of the most highly versatile mediums for an artist to work on, with any form of media such as oil painting, acrylics, and more.
Have you got a particular favourite brand that you just can’t work without? Maybe you love Winsor & Newton and their flexibility and range of products, maybe you prefer Loxley and their style, or maybe you prefer Daler Rowney? Whatever brand you prefer, we’ve got a wide selection of plain canvas and other canvases for you to use in your next art project.
We also offer our own Cass Art brand of art canvas, available in a range of sizes up to 36 x 48 inches and thicknesses, including deep edge. We also offer a range of grades such as exhibition grade quality, so that you can be confident that you’re getting the best possible deal with your art canvas.
If you’re just starting out on your art journey, or are an experienced painter, we’ve got the perfect canvas for you to use in the creation process. Whether you use acrylic paints, oil paints or something else as part of a mixed media collage, we have the blank art canvas to suit whatever you might be creating. If you’re just starting out on your art journey and aren’t sure of what media to use, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you need recommendations on what blank art canvas to use.