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Since 1965, Masterpiece is dedicated to building the finest artist canvas in America. Just touch one of these impressive products and you'll immediately discern the quality features that separate this from any other canvas. Masterpiece takes pride in using high quality materials, employing highly skilled craftsmen, and continually upping the bar on quality.
Your canvas selection is most important, as it is the foundation of your painting. Your time and talent, your investment in highly pigmented colours, and your reputation depend upon this very important decision. Masterpiece canvases are built to last into the next millennium. Savvy art buyers and art enthusiasts understand that the value of a painting increases when the materials used to create it are of equal quality to the artwork itself. Using a well-made canvas is an investment in your own legacy.
Why are Masterpiece canvases so good. It starts with the 100% natural cotton duck canvas that is selected and inspected for quality. The sizing is then applied which provides crucial support to the canvas and helps to create an impermeable barrier and the ultimate protection between your paint and the raw canvas. The acid-free acrylic primer is specially processed to have a super smooth portrait finish for your oil or acrylic paints.
The canvas is then mounted onto a state-of-the-art Vincent Pro frame that is braced when any side is 41cm or larger. Therefore a 12x 16 will have a single brace, and a 16x 16 will be cross braced in both directions. Braces prevent the stretcher bar frame from bowing-in so the canvas stays tighter long-term, and it is therefore more responsive to the artist's touch. To increase the tension further, press-in the corner keys and the brace keys further into the slots, which adds tension in the corners and the middle of the canvas, where the tension is needed the most!
Vincent Pro canvas is MuseumWrapped, which is Masterpiece's proprietary stretching technique that achieves: a drum-tight stretch, balanced tension across the canvas surface, neatly folded un-cut corners, and paintable edges. It's the absolute best way to stretch a canvas.
When your art matters, choose Vincent Pro…a truly professional canvas in every way!