Learn More About Canvas Painting

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					Have you heard of canvas painting? Perhaps you have heard about oil painting but not
the earlier one. If you have not heard about it, I would encourage you to read this
article. By the time you finish with this article, you will be very familiar with it.

Canvas painting is basically painting on a canvas. You may have heard of painting, oil
painting, pastel painting acrylic painting but not canvas painting. If you have not
figured it out yet, yes, canvas can be painted on. The canvas I am talking about is not
your canvas bag but a more professional kind of canvas that can be bought and be
framed up when you are done with your masterpiece.

We will start with the canvas itself. The canvas can be bought at an art shop. There are
different types and sizes of canvas that can be found. There are many types
pre-stretched too. Some of them are:

1) Decorative and Miniature

2) Traditional Profile Cotton

3) Deep Profile Cotton

4) Traditional Profile Linen

5) Deep Profile Linen

Basically, different types of canvas have different texture and weight. Decorative and
miniature canvases are usually used for craft purposes. Deep Profile Cotton canvas is
usually the canvas with the highest quality.

What you need to know when you buy the canvas is what type of paint and what type
of painting you are doing. If you are looking for a more textured painting, you should
go for the medium textured canvas. If you are doing some kind of traditional art, you
should use lightly textured canvas like a silk canvas.

Remember that if you use different type of paint on different type of canvas, you can
bring out different results. If you are thinking about traveling with the big piece of
canvas and do not have any idea how to, read on. The next paragraph will tell you
about canvas carriers.

There are three types of canvas carries that are usually used. They are:

1) Guerilla Painter Panel Carriers

2) Handy Porter Boxes
3) Stanrite Aluminum Wet Canvas Carriers
Different types of canvas carriers suit different purpose. The Guerilla Painter Panel
Carriers is an ideal way to transport artwork. It is adjustable and it keeps up to twelve
wet panels or up to four wet stretched canvasses completely enclosed. The Handy
Porter Boxes are made of corrugated boxes with channeled polystyrene grooves to
hold paintings however, it is not an ideal way to transport your masterpiece on a rainy
day. The last carrier is only ideal if you want to store your artwork indoors.

So there you have it, canvas painting 101. By reading this article for a few minutes,
you will sound as though you are an expert in canvas painting.

				
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