A revolutionary paper specially formulated for oil painting.
Arches Oil Paper is a 140lb (300gsm) cold press paper with a beautiful pebbled surface. The paper features a powerful oil barrier that absorbs water, solvents and binders while allowing paint and pigment to remain on the surface. This paper is 'mould made' in Eastern France using traditional paper making techniques since 1492. Arches Oil retains the look and feel of traditional Arches paper but has the unique ability to accept oil paint.
FEATURES of Arches Oil Paper:
- Ready to use with oils and oil pastels; no need to size, gesso or prime
- Strong, toothy surface withstands rubbing, scraping, and supports heavy impasto layers
- Excellent color rendering & fast drying times ideal for travel
- Acid-free with no optical brighteners for archival integrity and conservation
Each Arches roll measures 51" wide x 20 meters (21.87 yards) in length.