Canvas & Painting Tools

Choose from prestretched canvas from 3x5 to 60x72 or stretch your own! Hyatt's carries Fredrix Red Label and Art Alternatives pre-stretched as well as Tara Fredrix canvas in rolls. Choose from cotton duck or Belgian linen in many different weights & widths or by the yard. Gessobord and Claybord give artist's new choices for multi-media painting. Palettes are available in plastic, glass, wood or melamine. Manikins allow easy sketching of different poses. Brush cleaners and preservatives keep your brushes looking like new. Italian palette knives allow you to create special impasto effects. Create your own designs on sign cloth, banner material or floor cloths.

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  • Palettes


    Whether you paint in oils, acrylics or watercolors, Hyatt's has the palette for you! Plastic palettes from Art Alternatives, John Pike, Quiller, Eldajon, Richeson, Masterson and Holbein. Wood, plastic and Melamine palettes in traditional oval or rectangular, as well as tempered safety glass palettes by Paragona.

  • Painting Knives

    Painting Knives

    Painting knives, also known as palette knives, are used for mixing color, applying color to the painting surface or creating deep texture in applied paint for an impasto effect. Available in over 20 shapes and sizes in steel or plastic. Metal knives have flexible tips for maximum control while plastic knifes offer economy and safety.

  • Manikins


    Bendable and movable manikins allow you to learn body positions for life drawing without a live model! Available in different wood finishes and sizes as well as detailed plastic, there is sure to be a size to fit every budget! For animal lovers, there are horse, giraffe, lizard, dog and cat manikins available. Manikins also make great Object d'Art!

  • Storage


    ArtBin storage boxes are available in many shapes and sizes to hold all your tools, brushes, pastels, pencils or pens. Tara & Mabef wood boxes allow artists to create their own painting sets to carry their materials wherever they go! Brush holders roll up or close securely to keep brushes protected.

  • Brush Cleaners

    Brush Cleaners

    Save money by keeping your brushes clean with these brush washers, soaps and cleaners. Silicoil and Mona Lisa cleaning jars are very popular with oil and acrylic painters. Pink Soap brand cleaner as well as Master brush cleaner keeps brushes supple and allow pointing and shaping for proper storage. Kiss Off removes paint and ink stains from clothing. Masterson Fresh Water Rinse Well allows watercolorists to clean brushes as they paint.

  • Painting Accessories

    Painting Accessories

    Sea sponges are used by watercolor artists to creative dramatic effects by lifting colors to create subtle shading. Water buckets collapse for easy transport. Smocks, aprons and floor mats protect you and your studio from paint drips and spills. Color wheels and View Catchers allow artists to plan their drawings and paintings.

  • Canvas Rolls

    Canvas Rolls

    Tara Fredrix has been making the finest cotton duck artist canvas since 1868. Primed or unprimed, they are available in many widths and weights or even by the yard. Tara also imports the finest Belgian Linen which is preferred by portrait artists worldwide because of its smooth, tight weave and archival qualities.

  • Canvas Stretcher Strips

    Canvas Stretcher Strips

    Stretcher strips, also known as stretcher bars, are milled from kiln dried pine or fir. Choose from Standard Stretcher Strips by Tara Fredrix or the B2 Professional Heavy Duty Stretcher Bars from Masterpiece. Available in sizes from 8 to 60 inches. Mitered tongue and groove corners allow easy construction of your custom canvas support.

  • Stretched Canvas

    Stretched Canvas

    Hyatt's carries over 100 sizes and shapes of stretched canvas in sizes from 4" x 4" to 60" x 72". Tara Fredrix Red Label has been the world's best selling canvas since 1868. Art Alternatives Canvas offers excellent construction at reasonable prices in a variety of thicknesses. Winsor and Newton canvas has a heavier coat of gesso with a slightly rougher texture. Tara Blue Label Ultra-Smooth and Tara Green Label Pure Linen canvas allow artists to choose the texture they prefer. Gallery Wrap Canvas is a staple free design that allows paintings to be hung with or without framing.

  • Canvas Kits

    Fredrix Canvas Kits make storing and transporting extra large canvases more substantial.  Perfect for the artist that works big, each kit comes equipped with all of the tools needed to stretch and assemble your canvas. 

  • Canvas Panels, Pads & Paper

    Canvas Panels, Pads & Paper

    Canvas panels, also known as canvas boards, are an economical choice for students and beginners painting in acrylics or oils. Over 30 sizes and shapes to choose from by Tara Fredrix and Art Alternatives. Tara Fredrix Archival Canvas Panels are made from acid free archival materials for greater durability. All panels are pre-primed with acrylic titanium gesso.

  • Masonite Panels

    Masonite Panels

    1/8 inch thick, these masonite panels can be used as a painting surface, mixing palette, drawing board or for stretching watercolor paper. Tempered on one side.

  • Claybord/Gessobord/Hardbord


    Claybord, Gessobord and Claybord Textured panels by Ampersand give artists an alternative to stretched canvas for artists preferring a rigid panel for drawings and paintings. Claybord Black is the ultimate scratchboard allowing infinite detail as well as the ability to correct mistakes with Higgins India ink. These panels are very durable and allow multiple erasures without affecting the drawing or painting surface. Cradled boards add a 3/4" or 2" frame of birch plywood for depth and extra rigidity.

  • Sign Banners

    Sign Banners

    No matter if you are making a banner for a school function or a professional sign, these banner materials allow easy construction of any size banner. Ready-Made Banner materials by Tara are complete with grommets while Bandanna Banner materials are double grommeted for easy cutting into standard sizes. All banner materials and sign cloth products are vinyl and enamel receptive.

  • Canvas Accessories

    Canvas Accessories

    Stretching your own canvas? Try these tools to make your life easier. Copper canvas tacks by Tara are easy to use and never rust. Canvas pliers allow stretching of canvas to the proper tension. Staple guns make quick work of tacking canvas down as you stretch.

  • Watercolor Canvas

    Watercolor Canvas

    Tara Watercolor Canvas offers watercolorists a whole new surface for effects that cannot be duplicated on watercolor paper. Watercolor Canvas allows easy lifting, scraping and even complete erasure for easy corrections. Colors are brighter and more intense. Paintings can be framed with or without glass. Available in pads, rolls and in standard sizes stretched over archival board.

  • Pebeo Liquid Art Boards

    Pebeo Liquid Art Boards

    Pebeo Liquid Art Panels are ideal for flowing acrylics and specialty paints. Available in variety of sizes, each panel has a 1/8in raised edge to hold  your paints or glazes. Experiment with your favorite Pebeo paints or objects to create personalized Mixed Media dimensional artwork. 

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