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A truly flawless painting surface, engineered for stability and longevity. The front and back of each panel is constructed using knot-free natural maple hardwood, which is meticulously sanded to provide a luscious surface, free of voids or seams. The laminated hardwood core gives strength far surpassing that of ordinary wood.
Art Boards Natural Maple Panels are perfect for traditional egg tempera painting, as well as encaustic, oil, and acrylic painting. Watercolor paper can also easily be mounted to the surface for painting watercolors or for mounting a finished watercolor or drawing. Art Boards cradled art panels are often used as the support for making portable fresco panels.
Available in ½" Uncradled, 1" Cradled, and ¾" Round.
A 1" thick cradle on the back provides extra support and convenience when hanging the panel flush to the wall.
Panels are ¾" thick, and perfectly circular, with a keyhole slot on the back for flush wall-hanging.
The ½" thick back of the panel has a keyhole slot, to allow for hanging the panel on a nail perfectly flush to the wall. Rectangular panels have two dovetail slots for hanging.
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Great care is taken to ensure that surfaces are free of knots, seams, or voids. Meticulous sanding makes these panels ready for sealing or priming.
Each panel has a 100% aspen hardwood wafer core and cross bands. Panels are available with and without a cradle, and in rounds.
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Warps under wet application (and probably humidity over time
from Atlanta, GA
Comments about Art Boards Natural Maple Panels:
I've had issues with these panels warping under gesso. Extremely disappointing considering how expensive they are. I've had fewer warped panels than not, but it makes me seriously doubt their long term durability and longevity, especially in humid climates. I really hate to think that a few years down the line I might be contacted by customers wanting refunds because their paintings are peeling off. I highly recommend American Easel brand birch panels, though. I've used literally hundreds of these panels with absolutely no problem, and they're cheaper.Blick also ships somewhat carelessly, and they occasionally arrive dented.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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panel warping under gesso.
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from Nevada City, CA
These panels are definitely the best of the best: a beautiful grade of plywood with a very smooth finish, square neat corners and solid edges. They are worth the price.**HOWEVER, my suggestion to Blick is that these expensive panels be specially protected on their corners when shipping: I ordered five panels and they came, along with some GAC100 and ArtBoard Gesso (another GREAT product) in a rather thin box (for the weight of five 16 x 20" panels) with air pillow packing, and the shipping box itself had apparently been dropped on one corner, causing all five panels to have a slight abrasion and compression on one of each of their corners. With a little sandpaper, I can live with this, as it is a major hassle to box them back up for return and 4 out of 5 of the panels were dinged on the *back* edge of a corner, not the painting face. But for the price, I would hope for these panels to arrive in perfect condition. Next time, I will specify "protect the corners!" Thanks for making a mental note, Blick folks.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
I LOVE THESE BOARDS
from New York, NY
I use these boards both for my 2 dimensional pieces--mixed media collages, and my 3 dimensional ones--mixed media figure sculptures, as the base. They come in a good variety of sizes and are easy to paint or cover with just about anything.
Contemporary art mounted on boards
from San Jose
I have had encouragement to mount my art on boards as the latest and greatest way. It also hugs the wall.
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Solid, level and well made...
from New York
I am a painter and have used these panels for oil painting. First I size them with a hide glue or a PVA seal then paint directly over that. You could also use a ground color over the sealing layer but that is optional. Important thing is that the panel are sealed with 2-3 layers (if using oils).These panels are dense therefore they have a bit more weight when compared to others. This comes from it being made from a high quality maple plywood which lends to the very even (no-warp) quality. It has a very smooth top surface. Side edges are a nicer version of plywood edges but can be capped if you prefer another aesthetic. The bracing on the back used by the manufacture seems quite appropriate to the size you order. These panels are not 'solid wood' (non-plywood). From several years of trial and error I have found that such types of panels - unless you are ordering very highend version - usually warp. Making these maple panels an excellent value.
from Wichita Falls, TX
I am using this to support my pastel paper, as I wanted to use it on a table easel, especially when we travel or when I set up on the porch. I like the sturdiness & stability.
I always use these boards as bases for my mixed-media figure sculptures. They are usually painted with fluid acrylic paint or sometimes wood stain. They provide a solid support for my figures and the floor or ground of whatever scenery is involved. I don't know what else would work as well as these.
By nance the painter
from Lyle WA
This a very smooth and sold board. It's surface is easy to work with as the paint glides on the board.
Just what I was expecting- nice, solid board with a smooth surface.
Round Art Boards
from Fort Lauderdale, FL.
I like to work with the round format on board but I do wish they would make them even larger. They are very expensive to work with.
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