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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.
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Arches products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
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from Wilmington nc
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Love everything about this paper. Use it with oils and cold wax medium.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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A great choice for the oil painter
I first bought a 9 x 12" block of this paper and loverd it so much, I kept buying larger sizes. Finally I bit the bullet and decided to purchase the role so I could make very large work. Arches' oil paper is such a fantastic alternative to canvas and is significantly cheaper. Painting on its surface is a real pleasure and requires very little time to adapt to. I highly recommend this product.
I will definitely buy this again
from Brooklyn, NY
This is a one of a kind product and completely enables my creative vision. It's priced appropriately and arrived on time and in perfect condition.
This is a very good paper to paint with oils on.
I have used this for many studies.
A great alternative for oil painters
from Valparaiso, IN
This paper allows me to combine oil painting techniques with the feel of Arches rough texture water color paper. I love it, no prepping whatsoever. There is no comparable material that I know of, but price-wise, it's the similar to Arches watercolor paper, and WAY less expensive than the panels I also use (I bought the roll so that I could work larger).
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from St. Augustine, FL
This paper is extraordinary. I used it originally to make quick oil studies on flat, primed, and easy to crop surface - but the paper is so supple with the perfect organic tooth, so I started using keeping the studies as paintings. The look of my work is so elevated by this paper. Its not cheap but Blick has the best price in town - and I think its worth every penny.
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Perfect for cold wax painting
Tape releases very well off this paper. Takes oil paint and cold wax without bleeding.
New smoother surface
from upstate new york
I've used Arches Huile paper over the past couple of years. The most recent batch I bought has a surface much closer to hot press papers that the rough cold press finish of previous purchases. I prefer it - but if you're looking for a cold press-like surface, you'll have to try something else. It remains a great deal when you buy 10 sheets or more, with the same lovely deckle edges and response to oil or acrylic as I have come to expect. I've also used both sides, and the back is as good as the front surface.
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from Berkeley CA,
I use this paper for my oil painting, it differs from canvas in that you cannot rub back down to the paper surface; this means you must find new ways to change your marks and make new marks---this demands exploration of a different kind than painting on canvas.Compared to using other prepared paper, such as arches watercolor paper, which I also use for oil painting the paper for oil does not need to be prepared with a sizing material. paper. With the paper for oil you can just start painting.
from boulder, CO
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.
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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