Artist Panel Unprimed Basswood Panel
• Ultra-stable premium Basswood top
• Sanded perfectly smooth
• Free of knots, seams and excess wood grain
• Supported with solid pinewood cradles
Many Fine Art and Craft Uses:
• Accepts all types of painting grounds
• Great for encaustic, mixed media, collage and wood engraving
• Perfect for mounting canvas & giclees
Wooden panels are one of the oldest and most durable painting surfaces around. Modern research has proven them to be one of the best and most archival supports available to painters today.
The high quality sanded panel substrate is handcrafted to be strong yet surprisingly lightweight and their unprimed raw surface can be prepared to accept virtually any artistic medium including oils, acrylics, encaustics and mixed media collage (just to name a few).
We start with quality Bass plywood. The wood is selected to eliminate defects, cut to size and cradled with a solid frames.
Artists come up with some pretty creative ways to use panels, by incorporating the wood grain finish into the imagery of their artwork, mounting photographs to the panels to give them presence on the gallery wall, as a base for sculptural pieces, with encaustic work, or flipped with the frame serving as a shadowbox.
It is worth pointing out that conservators recommend mounting weaker supports like canvas or paper to panels to increase their longevity and durability.
It used to be that all serious painters used stretched canvas as their primary support – panels were superfluous and rarely sought. This trend has changed, and artists are rediscovering the advantages of a strong rigid substrate.