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This canvas has an oil primed surface exhibiting all the qualities of canvas prepared with a lead-based ground, but without the toxicity. Up to four layers of oil primer is meticulously applied by hand and sanded to prevent peeling, flaking or cracking. This canvas is ideally suited to accept oil paint, however, it can also be used with egg tempera, casein, and some drawing media.
For over 40 years, the Narozni family has been crafting fine art supports in Provence, in the south of France, where the warm climate is ideal for slow and stable drying of primed fabrics. By combining time-honored European methods with modern chemistry, the family produces a conservator-grade painting surface that assures the artist's expression will survive the passage of time.
Using the finest Belgian linen with the longest natural thread (fewer knots) creates a strong, flawless surface. Double sizing provides protection against oil paints, allowing uniform "breathing," which reduces paint film stress.
Extra Fine Texture Linen, Quadruple Primed
This is Artfix's finest portrait canvas, with an exceptionally smooth and uniform surface, for painting styles that emphasize precision and detail.
Fine Texture Linen, Quadruple Primed
This portrait-grade canvas has a tight weave and a fine, even grain, for painting styles that emphasize precision and detail.
Mural Linen Canvas, Double Primed
Artfix's mural linen has a heavier thread and a tight weave. It is extremely extremely strong and durable, perfect for very large scale works of art.
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These Artfix linens are available with both a universal acrylic and an oil-based primer. Swatch photos depict the linen, both primed and unprimed.
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Comments about Artfix Linen Canvas Rolls:
unbelievable surface, smooth and absorbent, much higher quality than claessons. from now on what i will use when i can afford it. claessons is now full of knots and imperfections, and the texture has changed, i used to use the extra fine portrait linen. i am not alone, everyone i talk to is frustrated by the change in quality.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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In a league by itself
L21C (oil primed) does not respond well to my techniques and at times seemed to repel the paint rather than encourage it to adhere. I will not finish using the roll. L42C is a professional quality oil primed canvas with good tooth and a receptive surface ideal for large oil paintings.It is relatively easy to stretch but should be used with professional keyed stretchers as should.the following. L64C is without doubt the most beautiful smooth surface I have ever worked on. Layer after layer It seems to enfold the paint as it is placed upon it. And, it is of sufficient weight that it can be sanded, scraped and pummeled without leaving telltale marks on the surface. I will definitely reorder! L92C is also a beautiful canvas to work on particularly with impasto. It is very heavy weight and difficult to stretch, but worth the effort. After stretching, to remove the superficial surface aberrations the canvas must be keyed out and should be put away for a couple of weeks for the tensions to equalize.
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