Mont Marte Canvas Panels
Just because they're some of the most affordable canvas boards doesn't mean that a Mont Marte canvas is cheap. These canvas panels provide a sturdy base and are ready to be painted as they're acrylic titanium primed. This means all you need is a paint brush, some artist paint and an idea to start painting!
But, that's not everything - they're also fantastic for collage techniques, and with 8 different sizes, you’re bound to find a Mont Marte canvas panel that’ll bring your creative vision to life.
In addition to offering an inexpensive entry point for the budding artist, our Mont Marte canvas panels come in packs of 2 all the way up to packs of 5.Tough enough to be great for painting outdoors, they're also compact and easily transported. How marvellous!
While Mont Marte canvas panels are fantastic for beginners, they’re ideal for professional artists too! Made from high-quality materials, these panels offer the perfect painting base. Shop our range of canvas panels online today and get free shipping when you spend over $100.
What is the difference between a canvas and a canvas panel?
To help explain the difference, we need to look at the different types of canvas:
Canvas panels and boards: these have a piece of primed canvas stretched over cardboard or a wooden board/panel. They’re affordable, less prone to damage and very stable to work on.
Stretched canvas: this is made from canvas stretched over timber, stretcher bars, usually in the shape of a rectangle or square. They’re the go-to for most artists and are usually pre-primed. The difference is that they don’t have a backing, the support comes from the bars on the edges.
Canvas rolls: canvas rolls are rolls of canvas that come in all lengths and sizes. They can be painted on as is or can also be stretched (which takes a lot of patience and strength).
Are canvas panels better than canvas?
This is ultimately up to your personal preference and budget! However, canvas panels are generally cheaper, harder to damage than stretched canvas and are already mounted. Plus, they offer a stable painting surface and usually come primed and ready to go.
How do you keep canvas panels from bending?
Because canvas panels are often made from cardboard, it's important that they're looked after properly to avoid bending and curling. You should always lay them flat, and you should make sure that you keep them out of humid environments that will permeate the cardboard frame and make it bend. You can also try using an easel to keep them stable as you paint.
Another tip is to paint the back of the canvas panel - the paint makes the board stiffer, and less likely to warp. If you've just painted a piece and it's starting to bend, you could try using less paint, because then there's less moisture being transferred to the canvas.