Custom-Size Stretched Canvas
with Hand-painted Gesso
The artist canvas provided by Austin Art & Frame is different from that provided by "big-box" stores. We start with raw canvas that is up to 60" in width and 96" in length. The raw canvas is untreated 100% cotton duck. We then use stretcher bars ranging from 7/8" deep up to 2" deep for stretching the canvas. For sizes larger than 40" x 40" bracing bars are used as well. The gesso is hand painted to present a fine painting surface for all media. It has a rich brilliant white color that won't yellow. It provides a perfect painting surface for acrylics, oils, alkyds, caseins and even watercolor.