"I have always felt that an artist's time away from
painting is time wasted. SourceTek panels allow me a quick, reliable and
high quality surface for outdoor or studio work."
Joe Anna Arnett
"For years, I made my own plein air panels by mounting
oil-primed linen to Baltic birch wood using acid-free adhesive. The process was
time consuming, but the quality of the panel was superior to anything
commercially available. SourceTek prepares their panels the same way. These
beautifully crafted panels give me the quality surface I demand and save me
precious hours of preparation time."
"It has been a number of years
since I was introduced to SourceTek as a resource. Since then, I have
used their panels for all my work from the smallest (usually 9"X 12") to
18"X 24". Before I discovered SourceTek, I had determined that ,
for me, Claessens #13 primed portrait linen was my favorite linen to
work on. So I was happy to find that it is one of the linens they
offered. I never worry about their linen separating from the board
- because it simply doesn't happen! Their panels are very high
SourceTek is a friendly,
reliable company. The turn-around between my order and it arriving at my
studio door is always fast. I am pleased to endorse them."
“I have found a consistent
quality in SourceTek canvas panels. When each piece requires the
best possible attention, it helps to know that my materials are
going to hold up and deliver on their end. "
"I have been using the services and products of SourceTek for some time, and have always found the experience very satisfying. The quality of their canvas products is excellent, and SourceTek is always willing to go the extra mile to see that I’m happy and remain a satisfied customer. Their attention to personal needs is beyond what you will find in any other company dealing with these types of art products, and I have developed a great and trusting relationship with the folks there. I would definitely recommend other artists and friends give SourceTek and their products a try."
and Susan Lyon
"The people at SourceTek have been supplying artists like us
with materials of the highest quality for so long that we imagine most galleries
in the country have their panels and canvases hanging on their walls! We like
their products not only because of how superior they are, but also because the
people there are so nice and easy to deal with!"
"I used to make my own
oil-primed linen panels for cost and quality reasons. I was
thrilled to have found SourceTek panels. They use the same
archival quality materials to create a great product at a great
price. It is such a joy to spend my time painting instead!
I use them for studio painting and en plein air, and my students are
enjoying these panels as well. I recommend these panels for
every oil painter concerned about quality painting products."
provides a top notch product and first rate customer service. I have
relied on these beautiful Claessens
linen panels for both studio and outdoor painting for many years.
The lighter weight Gatorboard panels are ideal for travel. I highly recommend these high
quality panels as well as the Silver Brushes. JoAnne
and Will consistently deliver expert craftsmanship, and are so easy and friendly to work with!"
"SourceTek panels are always reliable in their consistency, precision, and use of the highest quality materials. Whether I am working in the studio or in the field, SourceTek offers a variety of sizes and supports, making them my first choice in canvas panels."
"As a professional artist,
having good quality materials is top priority. SourceTek canvas
panels are the perfect fit for my outdoor work as well as many of my
smaller works done in the studio. The linen canvas is what I've used
for many years and knowing they are put together with care and
quality craftsmanship is key. It's exciting to see how
SourceTek has grown and continues to expand their business to
include a wide range of top supplies."
"It is all about time. For
years I prepared my own painting surface. I started out on Masonite
panels, graduated to stretching linen, and then began mounting
canvas on board. Each process took time. When I discovered SourceTek
I was overjoyed. No sawing, no glue and no waiting... what a relief!
The best part is that their oil primed linen panels on Baltic birch
are far better than what I could make. It’s all about time!"
"These panels represent the quality in materials and workmanship that I
have come to expect. I can now dedicate more time to my painting instead of
making them myself."
"The look and feel of SourceTek panels is wonderful, and it is my very favorite surface to paint on. I have been recommending SourceTek panels to my students for many years and I have received 100% glowing feedback on the great quality. I have used hundreds of these panels and never had a bad one. In a nutshell, they are the best!"
For Kristen's workshops, we offer specially packaged and discounted supplies from her recommended supply list. Visit the Online Store or click Workshop Supply to go directly to her page.
"SourceTek panels are the closest
a contemporary artist who values the historical legacy of painting
can come to emulating the ideals of the past. It is essential
that I use the best linen surfaces, so their panels are the best
solution for my work."
William F. Reese was one of the great artists of our time. His
painterly ability and magnificent sculptures inspired many
artists to strive to achieve their own distinction. His giving
and sharing presence will be deeply missed. In Memoriam,
1938 - 2010.
"Quality work cannot be made
without quality tools and materials. I highly recommend
SourceTek's panels and Silver brushes - in fact their whole line.
With SourceTek you can depend on top quality, good prices and best
of all, the second time you order you will be talking to a friend."
"SourceTek offers the ideal artist panel combining portability, durability and
permanence. Their quality, service and workmanship are second to none. I’ve used these panels for years, both in the field and in the
For Matt's workshops, we offer specially packaged and discounted supplies from his recommended supply list. Visit the Online Store or click Workshop Supply to go directly to his page.
Don Stone was an outstanding artist who was
recognized for his stunning impressionistic oil paintings. His
ability to draw the viewer into his excellent marine and landscape
scenes was recognized with full membership in the National Academy
of Design, among numerous other accolades during his lifetime.
He will be deeply missed. In Memoriam,
1929 - 2015.
Don Stone, N.A.
"In my years of painting I
have been in search of what SourceTek has come out with - the
perfect canvas panels. They use the same Claessens Belgian
linen that I use for my larger paintings and mount it on a
lightweight birch plywood, which makes the panels convenient for
travel. In my opinion this is the best canvas panel on the
"A few years ago I did the
math on how my time was best spent as an artist. My conclusion
was that I needed to concentrate my efforts on drawing and painting,
not making materials. I found, for instance, that quality
ready-made panels like those from SourceTek cost me less than 1% of
the price of a small painting. It made sense then, and it
makes sense now, to have professional grade panels made by
"Before these professional archival panels were available, I
made my own panels using oil primed linen. I know the time,
materials and cost incurred making a quality panel. It makes
sense for me to paint and have the experts at SourceTek make the
panels. I use the Premium Lines 66 and 13 for my plein air and
studio work. I have come to depend on SourceTek for top notch
service as well as the quality products they offer."
"'ve been using SourceTek
linen panels for years now. Their panels are of the highest
quality and their diverse selection of sizes and supports make
getting any panel I need for any occasion — whether for in the
studio or for a deep wilderness painting trip — time-saving and
simple. I never have to worry about the quality of materials or
the workmanship that goes into these great panels, as they
always meet my expectations."
"SourceTek canvas panels
are a well-crafted product whose consistency and quality are
extremely well suited for a permanent painting. In addition to a
superior product, SourceTek’s service is exceptional and reliable as
well. They have always allowed me to order custom-sized panels for
which I am so grateful. SourceTek canvas panels are a staple of both
my studio and plein air painting."
"SourceTek panels are superior to anything else I
have ever used. They are primarily talked about for plein air
painting, but I am a figure painter and find them to be fantastic for
portraits and figures and use them on many of my gallery paintings.
I require them for my workshop students as well."
"When I studied with Robert Lougheed in Santa Fe, he
stressed the importance of always being a pro -- in your attitude, in your
integrity, and with your materials. For me to make my own panels is a waste of
precious time. That's why I thankfully use SourceTek panels for plein air
painting. I have confidence in their professionalism."
"As a professional artist I look for top quality supplies that make my job
easier. SourceTek panels meet that need! The sturdy birch panels are an ideal companion with my paint box for