Belle Arti : Oil Primed Extra Fine Stretched Linen

SKU: P-BELLEAOPE
(32 reviews)

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Made to a very high standard these oil primed canvases are made with a extra fine linen. Carefully designed stretchers provide resistance to torsion and perfect tension.

  • Available in 9 sizes from 18 x 24cm to 60 x 70cm
  • Excellent quality
  • Linen, oil primer
  • Extra fine grain
  • Made in Italy
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Italian-made, a fantastic range of traditional stretched linen and cotton canvases. Using the finest linen thread from France, the woven linen is then primed and stretched to the highest of standards.

All the linen and cotton canvases are stretched to the reverse giving a clean edge suitable for displaying without a frame. Only renewable wood (red fir) dried to the right degree of humidity, is employed to assure the best stability of the stretcher. A special design of joint and stretcher bar assures resistance to torsion and the perfect control of the stretcher's tension.

The care that has gone into the production of these canvases is outstanding. The linen stretched canvases are ready to use and available in three variations; Oil Primed Extra Fine suitable for Oil painters requiring a smooth surface, Universal Primed Fine Grain suitable for all mediums and Universal Primed Medium grain ideal for the painter who wishes for a more pronounced texture to work on.

Spec

Product CodeP-BELLEAOPE
To Use WithOil, Watermixable Oil
QualityExcellent
Surface : TypeCanvas - Stretched
Surface : SurfaceExtra Fine
Material TypeLinen
Surface : Depth21 mm
PrimingOil Primed
Canvas / Surface : SubstrateWooden

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(32 reviews)

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These canvases are really enjoyable to paint on. They are not too slippery but nice and smooth, so just the right amount of resistance to apply smooth brush marks. They take thin initial dilute washes very well, and it’s easy to rub colour into the surface to tint the canvas. I also really like how graphite glides on to the surface and you can smudge it and incorporate it into your painting. The linen is really tough and robust, so you can be quite brutal with palette knife work and rubbing/scrubbing the paint away. If the canvas ever gets slack simply use the wedges and hammer the bars outwards to get the tension back. I regularly purchase these boxes of 6 so that I can work in series… if any paintings don’t quite go to plan I prime over the top with alkyd primer and use them again, or just paint over the top without priming. I’m not a fan of stretching and priming my own canvas although I know that’s the best way to guarantee a good tension and the kind of surface I most like to work with - it’s just too time consuming for me. So far these canvases have offered the next best alternative - they have a really nice, hand made quality to them, not to mention the use of high grade fine grain linen.

Lisa
 

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One of the best oil primed linen surfaces I have used. Oil paint sits brightly on top. This is a very smooth surface with little tooth, but personally, I prefer this type of texture for fine detail.

Gemma
 

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Bought for my daughter who rated them (linen stretched canvasses) very highly. Suits her painting needs very well.

Feefo
 

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When I need to paint a small and detailed oil painting, this is the one choose.

Feefo
 

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Good quality linen canvases but too many seem to have flaws

Feefo
 

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Excellent canvas for portrait work

Feefo
 

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Just what I want though expensive.

Feefo
 

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Won't use any other canvas..simply quality

Feefo
 

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Great linen to paint on !

Feefo
 

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I had some doubts about the price but the quality is evident in every detail.

Feefo
 

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Archival quality that is great to paint on!

Feefo
 

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The Belle Arti Fine Grain Linen is of the highest quality, including the stretcher bars. Thoroughly recommend.

Feefo
 

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Good quality canvas at a good price, would buy again.

Feefo
 

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Great canvas, good quality - sorry put the answer in the wrong box - customer service is also great, they will talk things through and make sure you are ordering what you want to order.

Feefo
 

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Beautiful surface to paint on and very well constructed.

Feefo
 

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Best canvas for portraiture.

Feefo
 

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Very slick surface

Feefo
 

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For fine detail in oils, this is the best canvas I've ever come across…highly recommended.

Feefo
 

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Best canvas for portraits at reasonable prices.

Feefo
 

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Not as good as other brands I've tried

Feefo
 

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Overall good, but very slack tension for my taste.

Feefo
 

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Lovely canvas, enjoyed painting on it!

Feefo
 

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Delighted with the canvases

Feefo
 

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These are really good quality canvases for the price.

Feefo
 

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Has a slight blemish on one of the canvases, hoping it wont show when I paint on it.

Feefo
 

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Stretched Canvas from Belle Arti Linen (63/540) Oil Primed Extra Fine Grain Texture 40x50cm Excellent Quality, well worth the purchase

Feefo
 

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The best canvas I've found for detailed oils

Feefo
 

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liked it product good quality

Feefo
 

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I like the product, but last time the canvas was faulty. The surface wasn't even. One of the wooden planks was chiped and the canvas was streched right over. The Jackson's were perfect. They solved the problem quickly and efficiently.

Feefo
 

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These are an excellent product made with care (these little stretchers even come with wedges which is important if you want to maintain the canvas tension), at a good price and just the right size for the Small is Beautiful show at Flowers Gallery! Renny Tait

Feefo
 

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A good quality, well primed canvas on reasonable stretchers. Good value for money

Annette Bird
 

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Jackson's art supplies customer service is very good

Feefo
 

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