Stretched to perfection
It's the ultimate surface, expertly stretched by hand. The faultless, finest grade linen is primed with highly pigmented Gesso and is beautifully responsive to every brushstroke. The new Winsor & Newton pro-stretcher™ creates precision tension that you can control. The linen canvas surface has a medium texture, ideal for use with oil and acrylic paints.
Why Choose Linen Canvas?
Linen is strong and durable, and remains the preferred surface for many artists but it is expensive. It is made from the fibres of the flax plant and top quality flax is harvested mainly in Western Europe. If you want your painting to last then a linen canvas is a sound investment. The threads that make up linen, known as the warp and weft threads, weigh the same, which means they are less prone to expansion or contraction due to moisture.
Linen retains its natural oils, which helps to preserve the fibre’s flexibility and stops the canvas from going brittle. It is also regarded as having a more ‘natural’ weaved finish than cotton.
Because of its strength linen holds up to a heavy painting hand and does not become slack as easily as cotton canvas.
Built for endurance, with solid heavy-duty pine wood stretcher bars that are kiln-dried for strength and rigorously tested for warp-resistance. No other surface comes close.
For the ultimate surface, choose Winsor & Newton canvas
Profile Depth: 21mm.
Canvas : 430gsm (15.2oz)
The introduction of the new Pro-stretcher™ demonstrates Winsor & Newton's dedication to innovation. This invaluable tool makes achieving the perfect tension easy. Strong and compact, it allows you to create an immaculate bespoke surface, stretched exactly as you want it.
4 devices in each canvas, except on the smallest sizes
This canvas is not as nearly as smooth as the other slightly cheaper linen canvas which W&N offer. The texture is too bumpy and it is hard to work fine detail in. I have started 3 paintings on this canvas and I am getting really frustrated while I paint. I love the other linen canvas and I would not recommend buying this one. Caroline Towning (London,, United Kingdom) on 5 Jul 2019
The canvas had been damaged in transit but I received a positive and constructive response and having followed the advice to damp the canvas it did indeed stretch back into shape. Mary Lindsay (Inworth, United Kingdom) on 11 Jun 2020
Love the smooth well prepared surface. Howard Jones (Oldham, United Kingdom) on 20 Jan 2019