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    Question asked 2017-03-18 22:34:27 ... Most recent comment 2017-03-19 03:41:00
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    ​Hi,

    I know it is better not to seal the back of your canvas. But what will happen if you stretch reversed primed linen onto you stretcher bars? Is that equally bad?

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    There is no problem with doing this...you simply will need to eventually size and prime the exposed canvas (the side you will be painting on) in a manner that is similar to the backside. There is actually evidence of some painters in the past who have done this and there appears to be no negative consequences (the Pre-Raphaelites for example). The only downside is that you will have to wrestle with stretching pre-primed linen which can be a bit of a challenge at times...

    Kristin deGhetaldi
    2017-03-19 03:41:23
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