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Anyone ever having perused the local museum or art gallery has no doubt come across canvas paintings.  Someone who is a connoisseur of the arts may even own some of these wonderful works.  No matter where they are encountered, these are beautiful and give a resonance of authenticity to a gallery, a home, a business, or wherever they are found. 

Artists use this type of material because it is durable and light weight.  It is much easier to work with than paper or another material.  Over the years, many in the art world have colored different materials such as wood, resin, paper, stone, and board.  While most of these are more inexpensive than the material necessary for canvas paintings, they do not hold certain types of products well such as acrylics or oil based products.

Whenever an artist is preparing to make canvas paintings, he or she must use a primer to prime the material.  This makes the surface stiffer and better adapted to accept the color instead of letting it soak into the woven fabric.  It is applied with a brush or a sponge.  It gives the surface a bit of texture that will help hold the paint.  A customer can opt to purchase this type of material that has already been primed with one or two coats of primer.  However, if the material is purchased with the primer already on it, it is harder to stretch at that point.

First, the material must be stretched if it wasn’t purchased in a pre-stretched form.  Once it has been determined how large the material is to end up being, then it can be decided which type to purchase.  Using bars that are made for stretching and a frame, the material is then pulled to the appropriately desired size.  Care must be taken to have the appropriate shape which will aid in effortless framing after it is finished.

Cotton duck is one of the most used materials by artists when creating canvas paintings.  There are different strengths available which take advantage of the different gauges of weaves for durability and absorbency.
 
Once canvas paintings have been created or purchased, it may be necessary from time to time to prepare them for storage either due to renovation or moving from one area to another or any other type of situation that would involve needing to store them away safely.  It is recommended that the frame be removed if the intention is to store it for a long period of time.  The surface should be lightly dusted while wearing gloves, being careful not to pull off the colors of the work.  The entire work then should be wrapped in plastic for storage purposes.  To aid in storing many of these types of work, there are cabinets that are designed with flat drawers for this type of storage.  It is also important to make sure that the work is stored in an area that is temperature controlled to avoid any damages that come from exposure to extreme heat or cold.


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