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Materials

Gallery Canvas Class - Museum Grade

Heavy cotton duck canvas, professionally stretched on cured hardwood stretcher frames. 1 1/2" stretchers wrapped as part of the finished painting, for a deep edge profile. Gallery wrapped canvas is fastened on the back of the stretcher frame, and the canvas is fully painted on all edges, creating a dimensional work that does not require framing.

When framing is desirable for purposes of decor or personal preference, a shadow-box methodology is typically employed, so as to showcase the finished edges.

Traditional Canvas Class

Medium weight canvas, professionally stretched on 3/4" stretcher frames.  Canvas is edge-stapled, and painting is finished completely to the sides.  This traditionally structured painting is usually framed, though not always, as some collectors favor the display of every last inch of painting. As these paintings are finished to overlap the front edge, the preferred method of framing is a box style that leaves the entire front revealed.

Traditional framing methods are utilized when desired for their appearance.  Professional framers are able to preserve most of the surface area, even with elaborate framing.

Alternative Substrate

As a dedicated artist, nothing is exempt from paint!  Wooden architectural forms, papier-mâché, paper, ceramics… all is fair game.  The use of these materials is noted on each work, along with special considerations such as durability, shipping, and value.



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