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Title: Basic Understanding About Canvas Size, Texture And Types

Basic Understanding About Canvas Size, Texture
And Types
  • Arts Craft

  • In present times, art is not only about using a
    pencil, pen or a brush on a piece of paper and
    drawing something beautiful. But art is really
    about using your imagination and letting the
    ideas speak for you through your art piece. For a
    painter, a good quality canvas is meant to be an
    incredible way to take creativity to the next
    level. In general, it should have a good surface
    so that the work done on it can look presentable.
    This article will tell you what canvas is and how
    you can select the right size and style for your
    future project.

What is Canvas?
  • It is a cloth made up of cotton, linen, or hemp.
    Generally, it has a lot of uses because of its
    durable quality. It is used in making handbags,
    shelter homes, tents, etc. One benefit
    of canvas cloth is also in painting. The cloth is
    stretched on a wooden frame and then stapled,
    giving a firm grip, so it doesn't slip out during
  • To make this talk more interesting, let's break
    the information about canvas into two categories.
    One is the texture, and the other is the type of

The texture of canvas cloth
  • The texture means how the surface of the cloth
    feels. Commonly there are two kinds of fabrics
    available which are
  • Cotton canvas
  • This is the most popularly used fabric by
    artists. This fabric is preferred to use as it
    costs less and is more durable. In addition, the
    fabric is woven in a criss-cross pattern which
    stops paint from getting absorbed and making it
    less likely to get torn apart. 

  • Linen canvas
  • This fabric is known to be a good choice for
    intermediate artists. It is a fragile, fine
    fabric made up from the stem of a flax plant.
    However, this fabric is slightly more expensive
    than cotton because of its harvesting and
    manufacturing process.

Type of the canvas
  • Types can be categorized based on the budget and
    type. Following are the three categories
    mentioned below
  • Wooden-frame canvas
  • The cloth in this canvas is stretched on a wooden
    frame known as wooden strips or stretched bars.
    It is the most popularly used type because it is
    easy to assemble at home and is affordable. On
    the other hand, cotton fabric is mainly
    considered suitable for this type because it
    makes it lightweight.

  • Panel canvas
  • This type is a hardboard on which fabric is
    glued. This canvas is a bit costly than
    wooden-frame one as these canvases don't get
    loose and are easy to store, making it perfect
    for beginners and students to practice painting.

  • Canvas pad and rolls
  • Canvas pads are sheets of canvas cloth already
    primed with either grease or any commercial
    acrylic primer. The padded cloth is placed in any
    suitable convenient way. They are usually good
    for beginners or students who want to practice
    painting freely.
  • On the other hand, rolls are used by experienced
    painters who want to draw large landscape
    paintings and then roll again to shift their work
    from one place to another.
  • Suggested Read Acrylic Paint Origin And Making

The shape of the canvas
  • After getting to know about the types and
    textures of the canvas, let's move towards the
    preferred shape and size of the canvas. They are
    readily available in various shapes such as
    triangle, oval, circle, square and rectangle etc.
    Most basic type that a beginner can use is a
    squared shape. A beginner can use that size which
    he thinks can come in handy.

Ending thoughts
  • If you are a beginner artist looking to invest in
    a good quality canvas then this article will be
    best to read. By knowing the information
    mentioned, you will be able to select the right
    canvas according to your need. The blog talks
    about canvas, explains the main kinds of fabrics
    used to make its cloth and the types and styles
    available to the artist.
  • Image Source Shutterstock
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