We carry a large selection of artist stretched canvas and painting canvases for the professional painter in any media including professional quality stretched canvas. Stretched canvas is popularly used as a painting surface for oil paints for painting, acrylic paints, watercolors, caseins, egg tempera, and other artistic mediums. This term refers to canvas that is stretched and secured to a wooden frame (also known as a stretcher bar) to be used for original paintings. Most canvases are made within 100% cotton while others are made from linen. The great thing about using canvas for paintings is the artwork survives its creators for years and centuries, letting you pass on your masterpiece.