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3 Ways to Use Artefex Art Boards In Your Art

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Artefex Panels are revolutionizing the way artists approach their craft. Renowned for their durability, smooth surface, and archival quality, these panels are becoming a staple in artists’ studios around the world. In this article, we’ll explore three innovative ways to incorporate Artefex Panels into your artwork: Plein Air Painting, Large Format Art Work, and Commissioned Art.

1) Artefex Art Boards for Plein Air Painting

Plein air painting, or painting outdoors, is a practice that has been embraced by artists for centuries. Artefex Panels provide a stable, high-quality surface that is perfect for plein air work.

  • Durability: Artefex Panels are designed to withstand various weather conditions, making them ideal for outdoor use.
  • Portability: Lightweight yet sturdy, these panels are easy to carry to remote locations.
  • Variety of Surface: The panels offer a consistent texture, allowing for precise brushstrokes and vibrant colors. They come in at least three different textures in every type of panel. Perfect for fine details, or textured landscapes.
  • Aluminum Backing: Have you ever painted into the sun and your entire canvas lit up? Well no need to worry about that pesky see through canvas. Opaque aluminum backing will make sure the only thing you see on your canvas are your brushstrokes.

Pro Tip: Use Artefex Alcot Acrylic Primed Cotton Panels if you are not sure what medium you will be painting with. This panel can be used with acrylics, oils or mixed media making it easy to switch between mediums.


2) Artefex Art Boards for Large Format Art Work

Creating large format artwork presents unique challenges, from hanging to ensuring structural integrity. Artefex Panels offer a solution that meets the demands of large-scale art projects.

  • Structural Integrity: The panels are rigid and can support the weight of large amounts of paint and mixed media without warping. The larger you paint the more problems you will run into with traditional painting supports.
  • Custom Sizes: Artefex offers panels in various sizes, including custom dimensions to suit specific project needs. We can make you a panel as large as 5×10 feet, in increments of 1/8 inch!
  • Stable Surface: The smooth, even surface prevents warping and provides a consistent base for detailed work. Stretched canvases will get loose over time. As you paint the canvas will get more loose. Artefex panels completely remove that issue allowing you to focus on painting not your painting support.
  • Easy Installation: Large panels can be easily mounted and displayed in galleries or public spaces. These panels are less than 20lbs at 4×8 feet making them lighter than most large stretched canvases.

Pro Tip: For large format art, consider using either an Artefex Honeycomb panel or an Artefex Gallery panel. These panels offer more support than the original 3mm ACM panel and will never need to be braced.

Woman standing in frotn of large Artefex Panel

3) Artefex Panels For Commissioned Art

  • Premium Quality: Collectors appreciate the archival quality and professional appearance of Artefex Panels. With these panels you can prove that the artwork your collectors are investing in will last considerably longer if they are made on Artefex panels.
  • Versatility: These panels can be presented either framed or unframed allowing for further customization for your collectors.
  • Custom Options: Artists can choose from different primed surfaces, such as oil-primed or acrylic-primed linen, to match the client’s preferences. Choose a gallery panel to match other artwork in the collection that are made on stretched canvas, with the added bonus of being aluminum instead of unprotected canvas.
  • Enhanced Presentation: The sleek, modern look of Artefex Panels enhances the overall presentation of the commissioned piece. You are spending hundreds of hours creating this masterpiece. Your collector is spending thousands of dollars on this artwork. It is in both of your interests to preserve and protect your hard work.

Pro Tip: When negotiating the price of your art make sure to build in all the material costs and ask your collectors if they would rather you paint on a cheap stretched canvas, or an aluminum composite panel. You will be surprised with the feedback.


Christopher Remmers in front of large art panels


Artefex Panels provide artists with unparalleled quality and versatility, making them suitable for a variety of artistic endeavors. Whether you’re painting en plein air, tackling large format artworks, or creating commissioned pieces, these panels offer the perfect solution. Invest in Artefex Panels to elevate your art and ensure your creations stand the test of time.


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