Belgian linen is a superb substrate for artists concerned about the longevity of their artwork. Woven from yarn made of strong, flexible flax fibers, Belgian linen is also the favorite of many artists because of its unique look and feel.
Blick Raw Linen Canvas Rolls are available in a variety of textures and weights.
Smooth, 5 oz — This linen features an even weave texture that is suitable for smaller paintings and detailed work.
Portrait, 7 oz — This linen features a very smooth, tight weave with a very fine, even grain — perfect for portraits, detail work, fine layers, and small paintings.
Medium, 7 oz — This linen features a medium-to-coarse texture for universal use — suitable for any technique and good for medium-sized paintings.
Medium, 10 oz — The fine weave and smooth texture of this linen make it ideal for landscapes and larger works.
Coarse, 12 oz — The medium-to-coarse texture, heavy thread, and relatively smooth and close weave of this linen give it a beautiful tooth — ideal for universal use and medium to large paintings.
Coarse Double Weave, 12 oz — The tight weave of this linen is perfect for those who prefer a textured linen look. Its strong, durable weave also makes it ideal for very large paintings, murals, heavy impasto works, and paintings in the Impressionist style.