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What are the different types of materials on which you paint?
Wander through my website painting galleries and you will notice words like "gallery wrap canvas" and "board" and the more familiar simple "canvas" in the painting descriptions. What are the differences?
Gallery wrap canvas is the term used for canvas that has been stretched on wider wooden strips - typically about 1.5" - that may be hung "as is" without a frame, though deeper cradle frames are available. Sometimes the sides are left unpainted. Other times the painting continues all the way around the edges. And yet other times there may be a contrasted color painted around the sides to set a contrast between the painting and the wall behind it.
Board as I refer to it is typically masonite board - or pressed particle board. It is typically 1/4" deep. You may choose to place a frame on it, or dependent on the size, simply lean it on a shelf (as it is quite sturdy) or in the case of a much larger piece, mount it on a wall with mirror clips. Another creative use for the board is to trim it to fit into a uniquely sized space, to fill the space. I am currently working on a commission for a space inset over a fireplace... stay tuned for photos of that one when it is completed.
Traditional stretched canvas refers to 3/4" deep canvas. Framing is recommended.
Which substrate is the best for your own unique situation? Let's talk - so many creative options present themselves! There will be one that is perfect for your space and project!
gallery wrap canvas - 1-1/2" thick
masonite board - 1/8" or 1/4" thick
traditional stretched canvas 3/4" thick
I'm not sure I can afford original art. Can you help me, please?
I love this question! I'm all about the budget - and not going into debt! So, I have brought back the old fashioned concept of 'interest free lay-away.'
Perhaps you remember the days of Christmas layaway at department stores, back before credit cards were so popularly used (yes, Virginia, there was a time before credit cards.)
It works like this. You pay an affordable deposit, for me to hold the painting for you in reserve. You make payments on a regular basis as you are able, over a period of weeks or months. No interest. And no penalty should you change your mind. The money you have deposited will be returned to you. You take the painting home when you have paid for it in full.
If you see something here you would like, ask me, and we can set up payment terms as best meet your budget needs.