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Join the Fredrix revolution! This innovative 100% cotton artist canvas combines the texture of a natural, woven fabric with a specially formulated gesso designed for all water-based paints. Exciting to create on, it delivers a unique look that can only be captured on canvas, with superb lifting ability for easy washes and corrections.
It's versatile and durable too — frame it with or without glass — it won't buckle or tear like paper. Scratch or scrape it for unique effects, staple or rewet it without damaging the canvas.
Archival boards are mounted on rigid, non-warping hardboard core.
8" × 10"
20 cm × 25 cm
9" × 12"
23 cm × 30 cm
11" × 14"
28 cm × 36 cm
16" × 20"
41 cm × 51 cm
18" × 24"
46 cm × 61 cm
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Comments about Fredrix Archival Watercolor Canvas Boards:
Ready to use with great quality.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
I am a watercolor artist. I recently spent considerable time and effort on a drawing (18x24) in preparation for use of your Watercolor Canvas. I found this product to be USELESS! The surface does NOT absorb artist quality Winsor Newton watercolor paints. It beads up on the surface and can be removed with a paper towel in one swipe! This canvas may be advantageous to those who who work with acrylic and oil paints, but to suggest successful outcomes with watercolor paint is grossly misleading. The literature enclosed with this item promises success. There is no direction regarding any type of preparation of the surface that should be done in advance. I would not recommend this product to anyone.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that the watercolor canvas is not to your liking. It does have different surface characteristics than paper: pigments lift more easily, but layering is more of a challenge. Even though the product is not for everyone, we want you to be satisfied when you order from Blick! Someone from our Customer Care Center will be in touch to further assist you.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Unfriendly surface for watercolor
By Gill watercolors
from Modesto California
Watercolor washes don't build up. Paint looks too thin and surface texture too grainy.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that the Watercolor Canvas isn't working as you expected. Please know that we do want you to be satisfied with your purchase. If you would like to return any unused canvas, please don't hesitate to contact our Customer Care Center at 1-800-723-2787. We're happy to assist you!
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Kennewick WA
It's a bit different than watercolor paper, but once you get used to it you'll be hooked!
(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
from Memphis TN
User friendly site and quick delivery can't ask for more.
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Great service and product
from Stafford, VA
I love watercolor canvases and can find none in the shops at home. Love Blick; they have everything I need.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent Canvas Board
from Tempe, AZ
I have used other "mixed-media" canvas, Fredrix is by far the best. I continue purchasing Fredrix.
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
A Fine surface for painting
I paint in the "realism" genre, with oils. The weave of most canvas is too course, even with a finer weave, for detail. The warp/weft threads are an annoyance for great detail. This canvas, even if prepared for watercolor, provides a nice surface for painting. I have completed 25 16" x 20" oils over a period of several years with very good results. I have tried other products prepared in a similar fashion. I like Fredrix the best.
(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)
The Perfect Mixed Media solution
By JRJ art instructor & plein air artist
from Seattle, WA
I use this for mixed media: ink wash, watercolor, watercolor crayon & acrylic. The tight weave and scrubbable surface as well as the pleasant canvas texture make this the best surface for all. The new open acrylics, or acrylics used with an extender closely mimics the scumble & scraping back characteristics of oil paint. Most viewers believe my acrylics to be oils except that the paint is brighter & non- yellowing. Nothing cheap about it except the price.
Images shared by JRJ art instructor & plein air artist
"Clouds Over Sunrise Ridge" 8"x10" acrylic, mixed
Tags: Using Product, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Landscape, Made with Product
(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Great product for acrylic painting
from Greensburg, PA
I love this product for acrylic painting. It has a very fine weave that works well with acrylics (regular canvas looks like a cheese grater!). This finely woven canvas makes it ideal for doing fine detail. Since the canvas is bonded to a rigid board, there is no worry about the canvas stretching or buckling when very fluid washes are used. The absorbent ground is great for wet-into-wet techniques. You can even lift thin acrylic color with some rubbing alcohol and it won't damage this tough surface. You can't do that with acrylics on watercolor paper. If you prefer a less absorbent surface, just give the canvas a couple of coats of acrylic gesso to seal the surface before you begin to paint. I can work in a watercolor style or heavy opaque applications or anything in between. It's much lighter and more durable than a stretched canvas and easily transportable. It's archival. The finished painting can be framed in an open frame like an oil painting. What's not to love?
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