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.
“Multimedia Artboard creates high quality surfaces which have given me the flexibility I need as an artist and art teacher. They are great for my chosen medium, water mixable oil, easy to transport, have the perfect texture, come in a range of shapes and sizes and are easy to frame. My students love the versatility, quality and affordability."
I really love the new Multimedia Artboard Pads, they are great for travel because they are easy to pack, thin and lightweight. Claessens canvas is by far the best surface for painting, it's been a favorite of mine for years.Artboard Pads are ideal for workshops and traveling abroad, a must for all plein air painters.
"I was first introduced to Multimedia Artboard when Tom and Aida came to a meeting of Southeastern Pastel Society and did a program. Since I love to try new surfaces I bought some board. I love the fact that Multimedia Artboard does not warp, no matter what I use to do my underpainting. I can add more texture to the board if I desire. I can rinse the board off and start over if I wish. Multimedia Artboard fulfills my desire to have a surface that allows me to experiment to my hearts content!"
"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."
"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. "
“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.