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Masterpiece Elite Portrait Smooth Linen Canvas offers an ultra-smooth painting surface that's ideal for portraiture. Painters can realize maximum luminosity as the brush dances over the surface, which is conservator-approved for archival quality.
Belgian linen is hand-primed with your choice of oil or acrylic primer and then impeccably stretched on finest-quality, 1½" profile, solid wood stretcher bars with keyable cross-braces from a renewable Pacific Northwest source. Larger sizes feature custom-size, corner diamond braces.
Oil-Primed Linen — Suitable for oils and water mixable oils, this canvas features two coatings of size and four coatings of oil primer. The final finished weight is 14.8 oz per square inch.
Acrylic-Primed Linen — Suitable for oils or acrylics, this canvas features two coatings of size and four coatings of gesso primer. The final finished weight is 14.4 oz per square inch.
Note — Blick now stocks the best selling sizes of the acrylic primed canvas for faster shipping!
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A gorgeous surface for creating masterpieces!
By Robin and her Prime Mates
from New York, NY
Comments about Masterpiece Elite Portrait Smooth 1-1/2" Profile Linen Canvas:
I needed to upgrade the substrate for my paintings, after one mediocre-quality canvas got damaged and was difficult to repair. And I spend more than a hundred hours doing a painting. I discovered Masterpiece linen canvases, primed for acrylics, with a portrait-smooth finish. It's a beautiful surface to paint on. Saved me time, no additional prepping required. A sturdy, hefty, solid frame. I have been extremely pleased. They are pricey, but the quality is impressive and for me, worth it. I don't have the setting to build my own, so these are perfect. And effortless to order from Blick. Huge range of sizes.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I purchased this canvas for a portrait commission. I didn't want a gallery wrappedcanvas and was surprised when I saw that it was. It had a lot of wrinkles in it and I was able to get most of them out by hammering the pegs.
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from Shrub Oak, New York
Beautiful surface to work on- only suggestion would be to offer this portrait smooth finish on stretcher bars that are smaller in depth to allow for easier framing when painting traditional portraits! Other than that this is a perfect linen canvas!
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My painting "The Gift"
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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Quality, Provenance Respect for Creativy
By M.D. Abramowitz
from Keyport, New Jersey
Not just extremely well made, but a great concept for immediate link to the Artist Registry for recording my work and gaining immediate respect from collectorsby establising provenance. Well worth the extra cost - Sometimes I choose less expensive canvas because I'm working out a concept - Then when the canvas becomes an outstanding creation - I want to kick myself for not using Masterpiece
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Max and Me © 24 x 36 Oil
(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Stretcher bar too heavy
from Bay area
WONDERFUL SMOOTH SURFACE TO WORK ON, however, when working larger than 30 x 40 the weight of the stretcher bar is so heavy I would not want it over my couch or bed. Therefore I would not want it for my customers either.The wood being used in the stretcher bars is too thick, there is no need for it being so wide and thick.So I returned all the sizes of 36 x 48.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Exceptionally Supreme Surface
By Agateman Jeff
from Richmond, TX
I purchased a 20" x 20" Elite Smooth Canvas a little over 1 1/2 years ago. It was one of the first linen canvas's I bought. I really loved the texture and how great my paints blended together. It was almost like painting on smooth hot pressed heavy duty watercolor paper. I plan on purchasing other sizes in the near future.
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Warm Glow At Tidepool Cave
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from Hammond, La
Great canvas for portraits.
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These exquisite custom built professional canvases are impeccably stretched upon the finest quality solid wood stretcher bars. Each canvas is hand built, individually numbered and then pre-registered with the Fine Art Registry. The canvas comes with a CD so the artist can register their completed artwork.
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