Last week, I blabbed a bit about my favorite canvases to use-- those lovely deep profile beauties. So what motivates me to use something else?
It really comes down to framing. There are some paintings that I know will look better in a frame, and those usually go on either a standard-depth canvas, or on a board.
Standard depth canvases are made the same way as the deep profile ones, and I always get gallery-wrapped, acid free models (just like the bigger canvases). The shallower stretcher bars fit better into most standard frames, and simple step hardware can hold it in place. They can still be hung without a frame, but sometimes it’s nice to have that option.
I sometimes use canvas or wood boards. Canvas boards are usually made from cardboard, with the canvas material glued in place. They’re light, easy to use, and user friendly. These puppies were born to be framed, and easily fit into something you pick up at the store.. These actually need a frame to be hung on the wall, because there is nowhere on the back to attach a wire hanger.
Canvas and wood boards are also fantastic to learn on. They don’t take up much space because they’re thin, and are generally pretty low cost. If you’re looking to get artsy, pick up a pack and have at it!
Thanks for hanging in there with me guys! Hopefully this and last weeks posts have given you some insight, and now you can confidently stole into your local art supply store and pick out the right canvas for you!