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Gotrick Boards and Mounted Panels
Gotrick Mounted Panels are high quality, rigid wood supports, perfect for a range of media and techniques, including encaustics, oils, acrylics, paint pours, collage, and mixed media. Wood panels offer a great surface alternative no matter what kind of work you make, but they are especially ideal for any medium that is particularly brittle, fragile, or prone to cracking because they are rigid and stable, unlike stretched canvas, which can flex and stretch. The panel faces are made from high quality 1/8-inch birch plywood. The "cradle" backings come in two thicknesses and are made from poplar. Both styles come unprimed, with each panel offering a one-of-a-kind wood grain pattern. Priming and/or sealing of the wood surface is strongly recommended for oil painting to achieve the best long-term archival stability. Because acrylics are inherently acid-free and archival, you can apply them to these panels without any priming or surface preparation if you would like to allow the natural woodgrain to show through. To achieve a smoother, less absorbant surface, you can apply an acrylic sealer and/or gesso beforehand. Sealing and priming also offers the best protection against the possibility of support induced discoloration. Please contact our staff for the availability of sizes. Additional sizes are available by special order. Please inquire about pricing and the expected availability timeline.
LOW Profile Mounted Panels - 3/4" thickness
DEEP Profile Mounted Panels - 1-1/2" thickness
PRIMED DEEP Profile Mounted Panels - 1-1/2" thickness
ROUND Mounted Panels - 3/4" thickness
Masonite Boards (unmounted)
Made from high-density fiberboard with two different surfaces. One side is smooth and one side has a rough texture. Great for studies and class assignments and great for taking out into the field. For the best possible archival stability and protection against the possibility of support induced discoloration, it is recommended that you gesso these panels on both sides before painting.
Russian Birch Boards (unmounted)
The same Russian Birch used in the Mounted Panels is now available un-mounted at a very economical price. Extremely lightweight, these panels are the perfect surface for quick studies, class projects, or field work. Just like the mounted panels, when working with acrylics these boards can be used un-primed or with a clear sealant like GAC-100 or clear gesso if you would like to allow the natural wood grain to remain a part of your work. They can also be gessoed with no surface preparation necessary. Sealing and/or priming is strongly recommended if you intend to apply any oil-based paints.
Please see our Ampersand Primed Panels section for even more panels.
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