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Arches Oil Paper is specially formulated for use with oil media — and requires no preparation!
This 140 lb (300 gsm) high-tech paper was specifically designed for oil painting, yet it maintains the look and feel of traditional Arches papers. It features a powerful, efficient oil barrier that absorbs water, solvents, and binders evenly while allowing the paint and pigment to remain on the surface.
Arches Oil Paper has an exceptionally tough surface. It withstands heavy brushing with stiff bristle brushes, as well as wet paint removal with turpentine and a rag. It also stands up well to palette knives.
This paper is "ready to use" without preparation, making it less brittle and stiff than gessoed papers and more resistant to chipping or cracking. What's more, because it's a natural Arches paper, it can easily be cut to a desired size, rolled, and transported.
Easy to use, easy to frame, easy to store, and lightweight to transport, Arches Oil Paper is an oil painter's dream!
Handling Charge — When ordering sheets of paper or board larger than 18” x 24” in quantities of less than 10, a $3.00 per order handling fee applies. Paper or boards may be assorted to reach the quantity of 10.
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from boulder, CO
Comments about Arches Oil Paper:
This is a beautiful surface to work on. I'm used to working on panel, so the (slight) texture took a while to get used to, but I really like the velvety surface. The paper does not warp or wrinkle.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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best paper for oil paint
from Davis, CA
Stays flat even with multiple paint layers, scraping, additions of sand, pigments--a tough, beautiful surface.
arches oil paper
from fairbanks, alaska
i enjoy the feel and absorbency of the paper. also, the ease of working on a painting with no stretching involved.
from Paramount, CA
It was my first time using oil on oil paper. I love the texture and whiteness of it, the texture is just rough enough for me to make different brush strokes. It is exactly as described, a nice sheet of paper for oil paints. Wet and wet, wet on dry both works great here!
from Evergreen Co
I really like the texture of this oil paper. I am excited to try different mediums on it. Good value for the money
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Excellent paper for multiple uses
from Boston, MA
I love the Arches Oil Paper (Arches huile) for oil paints, oil sticks, as well as for charcoal and pastels.I paint with oil sticks and prefer to work on paper for its texture and storage. Printmaking papers (Rives, Stonehenge, etc.) have been fine, but they're not fully protected and the oil paint seeps into the fibers causing damage over time. Arches Oil Paper is ideal because it has a texture and feel similar to the other Arches papers but it's protected against the oxidation and seepage of the oils. The oil paint stays bright and sits on top like a gessoed canvas. It's also easy to tear down to smaller sizes.I think the surface is great for charcoal -- for its texture as well as for its protected fibers. I had been looking for the right texture for vine charcoal drawings. Arches cold press was too rough and showed the screen pattern. The hot press was too smooth, so that it wouldn't grip the charcoal and the charcoal could not build up deep blacks. Other papers were too light or could get damaged from spray fixatives. For me, the Arches Oil has the perfect texture for charcoal. It's rough enough to grip the charcoal, so dark areas can build up, yet fine enough so it doesn't have a pronounced grid or chew up too much charcoal or pastel. With the protected fibers, it seems to take fixative sprays better than the watercolor or other pastel papers do.I am very glad that Arches makes this paper!
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I have purchased this product again and again!
from Sturgeon Bay, WI
I use Arches Oil Paper a great deal in my work. One of my mediums is cold wax and oil and I like the portablility of working on paper. I have purchased this product in all different formats which allows me to work small to large pieces.
Arches Oil paper
By susquehanna studio
from NE PA
I've used almost 50 sheets of Arches Huile paper and find it very good for painting when you're not applying the paint too thickly. I paint with a painting knife and brushes and have never had a problem. I was worried that the paper would be too thin with frequent handling but it's not been a problem, so far I've never bent a single sheet and I move them all the time.I expect I'll use another 50 sheets in the next 6 months, the idea of painting an exhibition all on paper interests me. I can pack and ship 40 works on paper for the cost of shipping one painting on a stretcher, I can carry almost as many under my arm. I also like to exhibit them tacked on the wall.
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takes a lot of abuse
By jeb the painter
from sw wi dodgeville
i really like using this paper w/my oil paints. it doesn't soak up the paint as much as regular paper and without using gobs of paint, strokes are quite visible in a sketchy sort of way. I've used, also, oil pastels, water soluble paint sticks, oil sticks, pen & ink, glue, turpentine and thetexture of paper stays solid....incredible how much abuse this paper will withstand. So easy to grab a piece of paper from the flat files and just keep painting....rather than spending gobs ofhours preparing surfaces for oil paint. i highly recommend this paper for multiple uses.
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Enjoy working on this paper.
By Abstract Tom
I really like the way ink gets absorbed by the paper.
Arches Oil is a French made 300 gsm (140 lb), 4 deckeled edge paper specially formulated for oil painting, yet it maintains the look and feel of traditional Arches papers. The paper features a powerful & efficient oil barrier that absorbs water, solvents, and binders evenly while allowing the paint and pigment to remain on the surface.
Painting on Arches Oil paper is extremely convenient. It's easy to store, easy to frame, lightweight to transport. It's ready to use immediately with no gesso or preparation required!
Oil painting students will love the convenience and ease of use that this paper offers.
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