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Paintings On Canvas Are Highly Favored

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Paintings on canvas are highly favored because it is a material that is both easy to work with and durable.  The surface is very easy to create texture upon because it is made of cotton, making it another reason why artists love working with it.  It is light enough to be flexible and easy to work with and strong enough to be extremely resistant to tears, rips, and breaks.  It is also very easy to display when it is finished, making it desirable for the collector as well.

Other materials such as paper tend to have problems such as absorbing too much of the product applied, or buckling under the weight of it.  While putting paintings on canvas is a more costly route to go because the material is more expensive than paper, this may save the artist and printer money in the long run as the material is more durable.  Not only is paper less durable but it is more susceptible to the ravages of time and environment as well, leaving it to fade and stain if it isn’t properly stored in an attempt to preserve it.  Throughout history, an artist may have used a variety of different materials such as wood or stone, but this is a much more feasible material for today’s artistry needs. 

Paintings on canvas are easy to display.  Many people opt to have a frame put around them, and there are many different types from which to choose.  Along with varying types, there are different kinds of materials from which the frame can be made of as well, such as the various types of woods, metal, resin, acrylic and other types of framing materials.  Of course one could always opt for a gallery wrap which will hide all parts of the wooden frame that the work is stretched over, providing a wonderful museum quality look to the piece. 

If ever one finds that they need to store their paintings on canvas, they can simply remove the framing, clean it gently with a dry cloth and then wrap it in plastic to be stored away.  They should take special care to make sure that wherever they store it is climate controlled, because extreme temperatures that are either hot or cold can wreak havoc on the work of art.  There are also specialized pieces that can be purchased to store fine works of art.  These come with drawers that limit the humidity and keep a constant temperature.   This would be ideal for long term storage. 

Paintings on canvas are usually the choice for the artist who uses oil or acrylic based color products.  That is because this type of material is cotton and woven so it will not only hold a great deal of color without sagging, but it will also allow for the addition of texture to the work, which many artists prefer.  

Because of the durability, the affordability and the reliability of this type of material, it isn’t difficult to see why artists prefer this versatile surface as their material of choice when they are hard at work on their next masterpiece.


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