We are proud to put the Blick Premier name on this fine grade Belgian linen canvas, boasting all the best qualities for an exceptional painting experience. It is quite simply the ultimate substrate for oil painting.
We start with an extremely smooth, 6.5 oz medium texture linen made in Belgium from the inner bark of the flax plant. Picked, pumiced, and woven by hand, these long fibers produce a strong, flexible, slightly stretchy material that has been known to last for centuries. Belgian linen is acknowledged to be the very finest in the world, following a tradition that dates back to the 1400s — and we would not settle for anything less when it comes to the Blick Premier brand.
This outstanding canvas is then imported to the USA where it is carefully primed by hand with three coats of oil based primer to a 10 oz finished weight. Meticulous sanding between the coats prevents peeling, flaking, or cracking.
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Blick Premier Belgian Linen Canvas is ideally suited to accept oil paint — however, it can also be used with egg tempera, casein, and some drawing media.