Linen by nature is stronger and durable than cotton and is proven to stand the test of time. Although more affordable and the most popular today, cotton canvas is not as strong and deteriorates faster than linen.
Artfix Linen has been handcrafted for over 30 years in Provence, France by the Narozni family. The warm, dry climate is ideal for slow, even drying of primed canvas surfaces. Artfix Linen has superb archival characteristics: each canvas is guaranteed not to peel, crack or flake, and will not fluctuate or lose stability due to changes in humidity and temperature.
Artfix linen is made from a strong, tightly woven extra fine grade fabric that is double sized to protect the material from the adverse effects of oil primers and oil paints. Up to 6 layers of ground is ensures an utterly flawless support surface. Four coats of hand applied Lead-Style Oil Primer provides the qualities and characteristics of traditional lead-based ground without its toxicity. This oil primed surface provides unique absorbency allowing oil paint pigment to sink into the surface of the canvas, increasing the dimensionality and depth of the painting and providing a glow that radiates from within the painting when over-painted with thin glazes.
|Canvas : Material||Linen|
|Surface Type||Canvas - Roll|
|Canvas : Priming||Unprimed|
|To use with||Oil, Acrylic|