Multi-coloured Canvases

Multi-coloured Canvases

By pigmenting our Acrylic Gesso, some customisation as to the primer colour is possible. The underlying tone of the canvas can lead to some interesting effects.  

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Stain finishes

Stain finishes

  An extensive range of wood stains can be matched with gold or silver leafing techniques, creating unique finishes to enhance the framed artwork. 

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Stretched Belgian Linen Canvases Available

Stretched Belgian Linen Canvases Available

Type : Qty Size (mm) Depth Price (Each) Discounted price, less 40% nr.166 3 300 x 300 25mm R 280.00 R 168.00 nr.166 2 485 x 990 25mm R 893.00 R 535.80 nr.166 5 400 x 260  25mm R 309.00 R 185.40 nr.166 1 308 x 260

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ISPM 15 Certification

ISPM 15 Certification

Having finally obtained ISPM 15 certification for our heat treatment facility, we can now mark all wooden stretcher frames with an internationally recognised

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Looking back …

Looking back ...

The Impressionist Vincent van Gogh, his life and work, always captivated the imagination of Winsen’s Canvases owners. We had the privilege of visiting the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam – a truly memorable experience that only heightened our appreciation for his art. Particularly interesting was the display

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Loose Primed Canvas

Loose Primed Canvas

Double-priming Cotton Duck, 2.8 x 5 meters. Loose canvas finds preference with those artists who like to work freely, unrestricted by stretcher size.

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In search of the ultimate finish

In search of the ultimate finish

Recent experiments with cloth density and ground layers, has given telling results under magnification. For example, 340g Cotton Duck with standard 2 coats Acrylic Primer reveals a rough or ‘toothy’ finish, with prominent cotton fibres. The same material prepared with an acrylic size or glue coat, before

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Heat Treatment Plant

Heat Treatment Plant

And on the subject of unwanted bugs … the wood we use, Obeche, has many desirable properties for manufacturing artist’s canvases and frames; stable, light weight, knot-free, easy to machine and sustainable. But it turns out wood-borer love it too. As such all timber must be kiln-dried

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Growing in knowledge

Growing in knowledge

The preparation of Oil Grounds as done the traditional way is an art in itself, and a well prepared ground forms a fundamental component of canvas preparation for an oil painting … get it wrong and the surface will be thirsty and brittle … get it right

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Plywood boards

Plywood boards
Potentially a new product line? We will see … MDF boards with backing frames are becoming increasingly popular for artistic purposes, to be worked on directly (after sealing) or covered with primed Cotton Duck Cloth, giving the impression of a stretched canvas. This recently completed project, however,Read more