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Oil and Acrylic

The main characteristics of oil paint and acrylic are their opacity and the impasto effects they permit. But that is as far as the comparison goes. Acrylic is water soluble whereas oil paint requires solvents. Acrylic dries fast, whereas oil is particularly slow.
Oil painting is undoubtedly still the most noble, academic technique, but acrylic is more recent and accessible with increasing numbers of enthusiats, both among amateurs and professionals.

Figueras®

Dedicated to oil painting, Figueras® paper offers a texture similar to a canvas. It is easy to carry and can even be laminated on a board.
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Acrylic

Internally and surface-sized, Canson® Acrylic is a thick, resilient and absorbent paper, necessary for the acrylic technique, which is becoming increasingly popular among artists. Its...

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XL® Oil and Acrylic

XL® Huile et Acrylique is a resilient paper dedicated to oil painting although it is also perfect for achieving opacity and relief effects with acrylic paints.
The paper features a...

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Graduate Oil and Acrylic

Canson® Graduate Oil & Acrylic pads feature thick white paper, with a high-performance, durable and absorbent coating. Containing 20 sheets of 290gsm paper, they are perfect to learn oil...

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Palette

Palette paper offers a convenient alternative to a traditional palette, sparing you the tedious task of cleaning it with solvent. The pads, with their palette-shaped cut-outs, consist of paper...

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