They say Belgium Linen canvases are the best... it costs around 80 dollars for a 16x20... The cotton by the same manufacture "masterpiece" is for $20... I have not used either or yet... I have been practicing on speedball boards (which I love) and cheap canvases which are terrible for portraits...
The Masterpiece company offers canvases specifically for portraiture - with a very smooth surface...
Do you guys think its worth the investment to get the Belgium Linen canvas for $80 when you are charging $800 for a 1 person portrait 16x20? Or is the Cotton made for portraiture comparable? There is the issue of how long it will live, but both are archival although the Linen says its "museum" quality... what do you guys think?
OFcourse you want your customers to get the best product possible, I totally am for that since it represents me and my work... but is the cotton THAT bad?