4x6 Hardcore Pro Carmel Plein Air Canvas Panel #HC-0406

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4x6 Hardcore Pro Carmel™ 7oz Portrait Smooth Cotton Plein Air Canvas Panel HC-0406

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Hardcore Pro Canvas Panels are simply extraordinary! Both studio and Plein Air artists will have a field day with these finely made 1/8" thin panels. Each panel inspected and detailed to provide you with the highest quality panel on the market. We seal the front with four layers of sizing and cover the back with vinyl making both the front and back an impervious moisture barrier. We offer 11 glorious canvas surfaces in this 4x6 size, which you can expediently find in the Explore hyperlink(s) below.


True 3:2 Film Proportion - 4x6 Size

The 3:2 aspect ratio is a very familiar format film, computer screens, and video, and, of course, is an aesthetically appealing proportion for your artistic compositions. Most 35 mm film cameras are based on this exact proportion, so our brains are trained to see images in this same ratio. It is commonly used for landscape photography and artwork, as it allows for a wide, panoramic view of the scene. It can be used to create a sense of balance and harmony in the composition, providing depth and perspective, as the longer sides of the canvas allow for more space to depict the background or foreground elements of the scene.

Even though this proportion is widely used, there are only a handful of commonly available standard canvas sizes in this ratio. There are a whole collection of intriguing (what we call) Lost Sizes, which are uncommon sizes in this common proportion. Unusual canvas sizes add intrigue to your artwork and an additional story to tell about your painting.

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Vegan Ground:

There are no animal products that make-up the sizing and the primer for this fine canvas. Historically, traditional canvas grounds have included egg tempura, pigments with cow urine, and of course, rabbit skin glue. In today's rapidly advancing world, there are many more choices available for artists who prefer non-animal based products that perform far better than their animal-based predecessors.


Carmel™ 7oz Portrait Smooth Cotton

Very smooth surface texture for fine detailed type work, but still has enough texture to grip the paint.

  • 100% Cotton 7 oz.; Primed Weight 10.3 oz. per square yard
  • Medium Weight, Medium Weave, Portrait Smooth Texture
  • Sized and Double Primed with acid-free archival quality acrylic gesso
  • Impenetrable ground prevents oil paint from leaching through and harming the canvas
  • For acrylics, oils, alkyds, and water miscible oil paints

Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) Primer Pigment

This primer contains premium-grade Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) white pigment, renowned for its exceptional performance in acrylic priming. Its standout feature is its enduring whiteness, coupled with remarkable flexibility that persists over time. In contrast to other pigments such as zinc dioxide, Titanium Dioxide maintains its resilience, preventing brittleness as it ages. This quality ensures that artworks retain their integrity and will stand the test of time.


Our Hardcore Pro Pro Canvas Panels are the flattest on the market. They are made using MDF (medium density fiberboard) which is the highest quality engineered wood board on the market. Moisture in the board can cause undesirable results to the panel and your artwork, which is why we size the board with four layers on the front before the canvas is mounted, thereby defending against moisture getting into the board and underneath your artwork.

Canvas Panels should be as flat as possible, otherwise, they don't display well in a frame, and can create spaces between the artwork and the frame. A bowed panel is also a sign of having been impacted by the effect of moisture. Canvas can shrink, even after it is mounted on the board. For this reason, Masterpiece® developed a unique proprietary process that stress-relieves each panel, thereby virtually eliminating the bow that is commonly found in competing panel products. Hardcore Pro Canvas Panels provide a stable foundation for your art.


Panel Porter™ wet carriers are the most secure and versatile on the market!

  • Mix and match to make any size carrier you want!
  • For this 4x6 sized Panel, you could buy one pair of 4-Inch and one pair of 6-Inch Panel Porter
  • You can then combine these sizes with other size Panel Porters™ to create an entire new wet panel carrier.
  • Each carrier securely transports two wet panels
  • Metal locking pins secure frame together to protect your precious artwork
  • Carry Panel Porters™ in your bag or backpack to match the panel sizes you paint
  • Assemble frame carriers after you have completed your paintings
  • Air holes in the corners allow your painting to breathe while drying
  • Panel Porters™ are great for shipping your artwork
  • Masterpiece® makes over 75 standard sizes of canvas panels, so with Panel Porter™, you are liberated to paint sizes you've never tried before and still have an economical and secure carrier to match

When you hold one of these impressive Hardcore Pro Canvas Panels in your hands, you will immediately recognize and appreciate all the details and workmanship that make this fine product worthy of your investment. Your reputation depends not only upon the artwork you create, but also your material and substrate choices will ultimately reflect upon your own brand as an artist.


The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration. ♦ Claude Monet

Claude Monet, the father of Impressionism, often found himself spellbound by the ever-changing play of light and shadow, the ephemeral beauty of landscapes, and the ethereal dance of water lilies on tranquil ponds. His canvases, bursting with life, provide a window into his profound love affair with nature. This connection wasn't merely a stylistic choice; it was a soulful bond. We often find that our deepest wellsprings of inspiration come not from the cacophony of bustling cities or the mazes of human construct but from the raw, unfiltered embrace of nature; the source of much of Monet's passion.

The sunsets that set the horizon aflame, the delicate bloom of a solitary flower, or the relentless surge of an ocean wave—all beckon us with stories waiting to be told. These moments, seemingly mundane yet deeply intricate, offer us a palette of emotions, colors, and textures. As we, the custodians of creativity, draw from this boundless well, we realize that nature is not just a muse but a mentor. It teaches us about change, resilience, beauty, and impermanence. Just as Monet found richness in the serene gardens of Giverny or the rugged coasts of Normandy, let's immerse ourselves in the vast canvas of the natural world, understanding that it's not just a backdrop, but a vital character in our artistic narratives. In its embrace, we find not just inspiration but also a reminder of our humble place in the grand tapestry of existence.

We've curated this inspirational quote and our take on the message, plus a unique portrait we created of Claude Monet, celebrating the timeless ever-evolving act of creation. Go create your own masterpiece!


Additional Details

Canvas and Depth:
Hardcore Canvas Panel
Weight and Style:
10.3oz Carmel Smooth A/P
Canvas and Ground:
Cotton Acrylic Primed Vegan
Tooth and Texture:
Portrait Smooth
4 Inch
6 Inch
Aspect Ratio:
3:2 Film

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