Professional Art Plein Air Quick Frame Set for Oil or Acrylic
How great is it to find these canvases complete with very good looking floating frames? I believe that these are the only sized canvases available in Canada (believe me - I have looked everywhere - retail and wholesale!).
Sizing (treating the fabric with a special glue before applying the gesso ground) is the critical step that has been completely overlooked since the advent of pre-gessoed canvas about 50 years ago. Oil paintings need to be sized to prevent them from rotting and acrylic paintings need it to prevent SID - a discolouration that can leach up into the actual painting.
The medium-grade cotton fabric and ground have a combined weight of 13.5 oz. Frames are constructed with kiln-dried pine wood, with added cross bars where needed in larger sizes. After the acid-free sizing, these quality professional canvases are primed three times with Acrylic Dispersion Ground (Gesso).
Pine frames come in Matte Black and Natural Wood.
Sets can assemble in a matter of minutes, making your work show-ready instantly. They are ideal for Plein Air Events, where there is a show at the end of the event.