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Old 03-04-2012, 08:15 AM
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Canson Tex or canson Touch?

Hi, I just joined WC and this is my first post. I have just started painting and drawing and love working with pastels. I would like to know if anyone can tell me the difference between canson TEX and canson TOUCH. Canson TEX is pretty much the only sanded paper available in the rural area where I live and I was sent a sample of the TOUCH by Dakota pastels with my pastel order. I cant tell the difference. I have never seen the TEX available for order on any websites other than in Australia. Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:48 AM
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Re: Canson Tex or canson Touch?

Hello Tina, and welcome to WetCanvas!

The Canson Tex has been around in Aus for a couple of years, I started using it about the middle of 2009. I think we were guinea pigs because no-one else had ever heard of any sanded Canson paper at all! From what I can gather it's the same as the Canson Touch, they've just given it another name for the US market, for whatever reason ... Anyway, I do use it though I still prefer Art Spectrum Colourfix.

Surely you can get Colourfix somewhere around? Lismore? Not that it matters, the Tex is a bit cheaper. I just find it doesn't hold quite as many layers of pastel.

Again, welcome! Looking forward to seeing some of your work.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:31 AM
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Re: Canson Tex or canson Touch?

Thanks Jean,
No wonder I was confused.
I get all my art supplies in Lismore as there are no art store in Casino at all. The only sanded paper available in either of the art stores is the TEX and no pastel boards of any kind.I get most of my Pastels online though as the prices here are pretty extreme. I got a sample pack of pastel boards from dakota pastel and love the Uart and Wallis, Havent tried the colourfix yet but will give it a try now. I have resorted to trying some home made boards with pumice and gesso. Have made them but not used them. Got my fingers crossed.

I will post some pics of my work as soon as I work out how.

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Re: Canson Tex or canson Touch?

Oh that's good to know it's just a different name for the same thing. I have some Canson Touch and like it, but if they came out with yet another different paper I'd want to try that too.

Tina, I love the Colourfix, both the paper and the primer. Heard good things about pumice and gesso too. Looking forward to seeing the results!
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Re: Canson Tex or canson Touch?

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Oh that's good to know it's just a different name for the same thing. I have some Canson Touch and like it, but if they came out with yet another different paper I'd want to try that too.

Tina, I love the Colourfix, both the paper and the primer. Heard good things about pumice and gesso too. Looking forward to seeing the results!

Robert...glad to hear you like the Canson Touch. I was curious about it and have been meaning to try it. Do you have an official review?

I guess the experts have figured out there must be a reasoning behind marketing the same product with different names in different regions. 'Tex' is probably short for texture, but to me 'Canson Tex' sounds like a character from a Western.
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Re: Canson Tex or canson Touch?

I haven't heard of the "Tex"? I have done several paintings on the "Touch" and enjoyued the surface very much. Here is one link to what I had found in the quality of this surface http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/show....php?t=1019442
I am sure there will or have been other posts.
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Re: Canson Tex or canson Touch?

Just worked out how to upload pictures. These are my three latest paintings. All done on Canson TEX. They were done for a small exibition our local art group is having.

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Re: Canson Tex or canson Touch?

Tina, they're lovely, sometimes it's not the paper that matters but what you can do with it! The first is so Aussie, calm and gentle, and I love your rocks and the grasses in the second. (I don't do rocks very well!) The last has the promise of winter - Or should that be the threat?

Hope you've survived the "rain event" we've been experiencing. It's been a bit rugged and VERY soggy here!

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Old 03-05-2012, 08:35 AM
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Re: Canson Tex or canson Touch?

Thanks for the feedback. I have only just started painting. Still have to learn to loosen up and paint rather than draw. Just can't keep myself away from the detail though. They are all of areas at Three Mile Dam in the Snowies.

We seem to be pretty dry up here at the moment compared almost every where else in Australia. It's usually us getting the soaking. Hope your not getting too soggy down there. Cowra is a beatiful area. I used to ride through there every two weeks going between Bathurst and Canberra.
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Re: Canson Tex or canson Touch?

Jean, I have just had a look at some of your paintings in the studio and gallery section. Beautiful! I have sooo much to learn.
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This is some outstanding work Tina!!! Would you please share with us in the gallery section?
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Re: Canson Tex or canson Touch?

I will second that statement Marcus made your work is beautiful. I just ordered 10 touch boards. So I am pleased to find out most like the touch never heard of the tex.
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Re: Canson Tex or canson Touch?

Tina these are beautiful!!! For someone who has "only just started painting" according to you, you've got a real command of pastels, and are clearly already comfortable with the medium. I love the rocks...brilliant!
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