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  • Super strong and elastic 
  • Smooth oil primed surface 
  • Great for portrait artists
An incredible canvas made from only the finest prepared linens with a robust weight and 5 coats of priming creating a rich, smooth surface of unequaled beauty. Made in Italy, the preparation of the canvas is all done by hand, much the same way you would but with special materials and processes to create a most pleasing canvas to work with. The 5 coats are comprised of a rabbit skin glue sealer applied to linen that is first washed, dried, picked and pumiced in an Old World tradition. When dry, two coats of acrylic gesso are applied to give the canvas elasticity which allows you to get an extremely tight stretched canvas preventing sagging and re-stretching. Finally, two coats of oil primer are applied, creating a most receptive surface for oil colors.  

When painting you'll notice that your colors have a more fluid and delicate line, and thanks to the little absorbency of the material your art always remains bright and natural. The 535 gram weight provides essential strength. Specially imported from Italy, this canvas is superb for portrait artists but is equally exquisite for virtually any technique where you want to see just a hint of the linen surface, with just enough tooth to hold even heavy layers of paint, while still obtaining the smooth, rich texture inherent in any professional portrait canvas.

Available in an 82½" wide × 5½ yard long roll, or a 41×18" sample piece.
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Raphael Oil Primed Linen Canvas Roll
  • Super strong and elastic 
  • Smooth oil primed surface 
  • Great for portrait artists
An incredible canvas made from only the finest prepared linens with a robust weight and 5 coats of priming creating a rich, smooth surface of unequaled beauty. Made in Italy, the preparation of the canvas is all done by hand, much the same way you would but with special materials and processes to create a most pleasing canvas to work with. The 5 coats are comprised of a rabbit skin glue sealer applied to linen that is first washed, dried, picked and pumiced in an Old World tradition. When dry, two coats of acrylic gesso are applied to give the canvas elasticity which allows you to get an extremely tight stretched canvas preventing sagging and re-stretching. Finally, two coats of oil primer are applied, creating a most receptive surface for oil colors.  

When painting you'll notice that your colors have a more fluid and delicate line, and thanks to the little absorbency of the material your art always remains bright and natural. The 535 gram weight provides essential strength. Specially imported from Italy, this canvas is superb for portrait artists but is equally exquisite for virtually any technique where you want to see just a hint of the linen surface, with just enough tooth to hold even heavy layers of paint, while still obtaining the smooth, rich texture inherent in any professional portrait canvas.

Available in an 82½" wide × 5½ yard long roll, or a 41×18" sample piece.
Raphael Oil Primed Linen Canvas Roll is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Linen! Use Rafael mostly for portraits, figures, and landscapes. Like the fine weave and multiple oil priming, especially for fine detail work when I have to use 000 and 0000 brushes. Use it along with Artfix and Centurion oil primed canvasses, depending on the nature of the work. All around good canvas.
Date published: 2013-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great surface create paintings
Date published: 2013-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best fine art linen, period. This linen is simply the best quality and most useable canvas that you can buy. I consider it to be very expensive but you will not find other canvas that performs to the standards of this product. I like a tight woven painting surface and a very tight canvas after stretching. You can stretch this linen so that it literally sounds like a drum if you thump on it. No matter how tight that you pull it the layers of priming keep the fibers from pulling apart. It never, ever sags or loses its form. The painting surface is very smooth but definately has enough tooth to hold the paint. And it is completely non-absorbent. The paint that you apply always keeps the same intensity and luminosity after it dries. I have used other canvas where the painting looked completely different after the canvas asbsorbed some of the pigment overnight which can be very frustrating. This never occurs with this linen. If want to work on a smoother, portrait grade and museum quality surface you won't go wrong with it. My only complaint is the price. But you will definately get what you pay for.
Date published: 2012-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding surface This linen is one of the best linen surfaces or for that matter, any surface I have used. I typically use Claessens 66# weave and enjoy that linen surface but when i painted on this linen, I did not want to paint on anything else!! It is an excellent linen, very smooth to the touch without being slippery when applying paint. The only downside is that it is on the expensive side so I only buy it when it is on sale at Jerry's. And you will not be able to find it anywhere else except at Jerry's:)
Date published: 2011-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Quality at an amazing price! Belle Arti Raphael linen is an absolutely remarkable beast. With an extraordinary tightness of its weave and its phenomenal consistency its texture literally redefines "super-fine" and provides the surface more similar to the sensual touch of the human body, lending itself with perfection to portraits and nudes. Painting on its double oil primed stretches, particularly with right brushes and paints becomes an act of undulated pleasure. Thin or thick, wet or buttery, soft or firm, detailed or textural, with hidden brushstroke or emphasized the paint moves on it with lightening speed shaping the form as a direct extension of an instinctive thought.
Date published: 2011-07-20
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Raphael Oil Primed Linen Canvas Roll
  • Super strong and elastic 
  • Smooth oil primed surface 
  • Great for portrait artists
An incredible canvas made from only the finest prepared linens with a robust weight and 5 coats of priming creating a rich, smooth surface of unequaled beauty. Made in Italy, the preparation of the canvas is all done by hand, much the same way you would but with special materials and processes to create a most pleasing canvas to work with. The 5 coats are comprised of a rabbit skin glue sealer applied to linen that is first washed, dried, picked and pumiced in an Old World tradition. When dry, two coats of acrylic gesso are applied to give the canvas elasticity which allows you to get an extremely tight stretched canvas preventing sagging and re-stretching. Finally, two coats of oil primer are applied, creating a most receptive surface for oil colors.  

When painting you'll notice that your colors have a more fluid and delicate line, and thanks to the little absorbency of the material your art always remains bright and natural. The 535 gram weight provides essential strength. Specially imported from Italy, this canvas is superb for portrait artists but is equally exquisite for virtually any technique where you want to see just a hint of the linen surface, with just enough tooth to hold even heavy layers of paint, while still obtaining the smooth, rich texture inherent in any professional portrait canvas.

Available in an 82½" wide × 5½ yard long roll, or a 41×18" sample piece.
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45.99