Multimedia Artboard

Artist Comments

Roger Dale Brown

Multimedia Artboard is my go to product for painting trips. The product is rigid, thin and light weight, which allows for a lot of panels in a very small space. The multimedia board is a blank surface which I can customize or use just as it comes. It is easy to glue my preferred choice of linen, give it a coat of ground, gesso, or PVA. The choices of added surface choices are endless. Because it is thin, I can easily customize the size on location with a razor. It is the perfect product for plein air painting and for painting color sketches in studio.

Lori Putnam

"My travel schedule is often back-to-back, country-to-country, week-after-week. That’s when I really need one of my favorite products, Multimedia Artboards. I can pack 7 times more panels for the same amount and space and weigh as foam-backed plein air panels.  Also, I much prefer a rigid substrate over a stretched one. Because the finest quality and care goes in to everything they make, I can count on the 1/8” Sintra panels for my studio work too."

David A. Haughton

"I discovered Multimedia Artboard at Daniel Smith in Seattle in the mid 90’s and was initially attracted by its tensile strength and thinness – I could strap a month’s supply onto my bicycle. I have developed my own style on the material, using the wide combination of paint application that it allows: thick layers of impasto, scumbling, sgraffito, glazing, lifting and, most particularly, direct staining of the rag fibers."

Joe Anna Arnett

"Multimedia Board has been one of my favorite products for so many years.  I first discovered the company when I lost a supplier for my very light-weight boards.  I most often use these boards with my favorite linen mounted.  I can pack a suitcase with a two –month supply for a painting journey and still be underweight on luggage.  I’ve done that many times.  I’ll do that again.  I’m grateful for such quality and such great service too. "

Susan Nicholas Gephart

I’ve been using Multimedia Artboard for over​ ​15 years and immediately fell in love with it! ​ Now, the Pastel Artist Panels are my surface of choice and what I recommend to my students.

Rebecca Crowell

“Multimedia Artboard has been important to my studio and teaching practice for many years as an excellent substrate for oil paint. Because I attend numerous artist residencies and teaching situations overseas, I also value Multimedia Artboard for its light weight and ease of transport.

Dylan Gillespie

“The portability and quality of Multimedia Artboard is simply incomparable; nothing comes close. Without them, hiking the Pacific Crest Trail as a painting expedition would have been near impossible. 

Stephanie Birdsall

“Multimedia boards are my "go to” for Plein Air. I also love the Ready to Mount Sintra panels for the freedom of mounting a demo or sketch that I’ve done on unmounted canvas that become a painting.  I do an enormous amount of traveling and these products have really afforded me freedom and the ability to travel much lighter. I highly recommend them!”

Bill Creevy

“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.

Lori McNee

Using Multimedia Artboard products has truly made my art travels much easier! Whether I’m traveling the world teaching a plein air painting workshop or backpacking to a remote Idaho mountain location, I can count of Multimedia Artboard products.