Looking for a lightweight yet high quality, sturdy surface when working en plein air? Conceived with this in mind, Jackson’s introduces the Ultralite Linen Boards – easily transportable, ultra-thin and ready-made boards with the finest professional-grade Belgian linen.
Jackson’s Ultralite Linen Boards are an ideal companion for artists working and travelling outside. Whether you’re working in acrylics, oil or other media, this new range should suit most artistic needs and a range of sizes are available: 5×7, 8×10, 9×12, 10×12, 12×16 inches.
The finest quality Belgian linen is glued onto the board using an archival glue and primed either universally or for oil. Three different Belgian linen styles are available, offering a variety of surfaces to choose from in order to meet the requirements of artists working in different media:
The Claessens 66 Medium Surface canvas (460 gsm) is a fine choice for artists working with oils. It has a medium texture and has been double primed: first, zinc white is used as a primer, bound with linseed oil. The canvas is then left to dry naturally for three days, after which the canvas is then sanded and a coating layer based on titanium white is applied. The final step involves drying the canvas for ten days.
For artists working across acrylics, oils and other media who are looking for a universally primed surface, the Claessens 109 and 166 Medium surfaces are ideal and come ready-primed with two primer layers of titanium white.
Two different texture styles are available in the universally primed surface. If you’re looking for an extra fine and smooth texture, the Claessens 109 Medium surface (363 gsm) will be best suited to you, while Claessens 166 Medium Surface (415 gsm) offers a heavier medium texture linen, ideal for landscape painting. The tighter weave and stronger thread count of the 166 style allow the linen to support large scale works and heavier paint layers.
Jackson’s Ultralite Boards are a practical, ultra light, high quality yet economical companion to travelling artists and plein air painters.
Available in a variety of canvas sizes: 5×7, 8×10, 9×12, 10×12, 12×16 inches.
View the full range via the Jackson’s website here.