“I’ve been a fan of Multimedia Artboard for over 25 years. I have used this board for almost every medium I work with in oils, pencil, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal —everything.
Pastel Artist Panels accept all forms of pastels including pastel pencils. The surface has a delicate response and is an excellent support for working in pastel techniques that require layering.
What I particularly like, is that this pastel board is “dimensionally stable” which means that when used with water it will not bend, warp, or wrinkle as do most other sanded sheets. I also find Multimedia Pastel Artist Panels useful in mixed media techniques. With this board, one can mix almost any compatible medium with pastels and the board will be unaffected. I have been waiting for a sanded surface like this for a long time.”
Bill CreevyPSA, 2011 Hall of Fame Honoree, author of ``The Pastel Book``
“I had been searching for years for a convenient, lightweight, versatile, and durable painting support…I found it in Multimedia Artboard, and I have been using it since 1993. I’ve run my own long-term independent research on its archival qualities, testing it side-by-side with primed cotton canvas and hardboards of every type –Multimedia Artboard outperforms them all.”
Louis PirroAdjunct Professor of Art, Idaho State University
“I have been using the Multimedia Artboard for a number of years. I especially like it because the paint glides on beautifully, giving the colors translucency. I can use oil paints and also casein (which dilutes with water), and I use both media. It is light and easy to transport, but above all I am now so accustomed to the results on it that I do not like to paint anymore on canvas or wood.”
“In 30 years, as a pastel artist, I have tried dozens of surfaces. Multimedia Artboard is tough, lightweight and archival. Perfect for mixed media effects with acrylic that I use in my painting. I can easily apply sanded surfaces to the board or use it just as it is. It is easy to ship, carry, store and frame.”
Paul de MarraisArtist/Instructor
“I began using Multimedia Artboard almost twenty years ago. As a plein air painter I was looking for something light and thin because I paint about 20 field studies a week when I am on the road. It has proved admirable beyond my expectations. Using Alkyd and oil paints, pictures are dry overnight and can be stacked without partitions or inter layering. But the greatest advantage has proved to be its absorbency. The first layer soaks into the board and with the surplus wiped off, provides luminous underpainting with a distinctive texture. I can then apply thick paint without disturbing what’s underneath and so can do a layered painting at one sitting. This has been a great advantage in doing studies for portraits when the sitter’s time is limited or transient subjects such as flowers.”
Thomas S. BuechnerArtist/Instructor (1926- 2010)
“Over a dozen years ago I began using Multimedia Artboard on which to create my collages. I needed a surface which would not warp when used with acrylic medium, which would have the body to withstand forceful brushing and upon which I could used an exacto knife to cut excess paper without cutting through the support. The standard sizes of the board offers me a good variety, and the Artboard is easy to cut with a mat knife if I wish to use a different proportion than the standard sizes. Knowing that special orders are possible has been important to me in applying for public art projects. “