Loxley Gold pre-stretched canvases are well known by artists for their superior quality and finish. This well primed, medium grain, smooth textured 100% cotton canvas is ideal for all techniques (including wet-on-wet, impasto etc.) in Acrylic, Oil or Alkyd paints. The special four coat priming formula provides a surface which holds the paint well, preventing 'colour sink' and the degradation of the cotton fibers. The canvas is hand stretched over correctly profiled wooden stretcher bars and stapled on the rear, leaving the sides free of fastenings. With the 'clean' look this provides, plus the carefully taylored corners, the finished painting can be left unframed for a modern look if desired.
The mitered corners are made with a free floating tongue and groove so that the canvas can be re-tensioned if needed using the supplied wedges. There are a vast range of sizes available in the Loxley Gold Standard/Traditional 18mm depth and in the modern Chunky 36mm depth. The larger of the canvases have cross bars to add strength and stability to the frame. The cross bars in the Loxley Gold 18mm deep range have rounded edges to prevent paint lines forming when painting with a 'heavy-hand' technique or palette knife. Each canvas is presented in a sealed poly wrapper and has the Loxley logo embossed discreetly on the back of the stretcher frame.